Spread the word: The secret is out.
Scandal's highly-anticipated third season premieres on Oct. 3 and fans were finally given a juicy little tease for Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and Co.'s return as ABC unveiled the first poster for the new season via Twitter on Tuesday.
The artwork features our head gladiator Olivia looking down with the caption, "The secret is out." Of course, this refers to Olivia being revealed as Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) mistress in the final moments of the shocking season two finale. Better armor up, gladiators, 'cause it's going to be one crazy ride of a season!
"These first couple of episodes back are all about the drama of Olivia has been outed by someone," Jeff Perry recently teased. "How did this leak? Who leaked it? Who sent it? Is it possible anyone will actually admit to it? If they do, what will that mean?"
ABC unleashed the hot new poster as a reward after fans retweeted the cast's posts about the series over 10,000 times.
"#ScandalRecruitment Alert! Get us to 10k combined retweets and we'll show you the new poster," Scandal's official Twitter page posted. "Follow all cast members and RT!" Washington added, "#Gladiators! Want to see the new @ScandalABC poster? Get us to 10,000 RT + you'll see it first! #Scandal S3 starts10/3! #ScandalRecruitment."
Scandal returns Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10 p.m. on ABC.