Homeland Actress Joins Scandal for Season 3 Arc

Nazanin Boniadi will join Kerry Washington in the drama.

Posted: 02/12/2014 12:45 PM EST

Could Kerry Washington have some competition for Fitz's affections on Scandal? Nazanin Boniadi will be joining the Shonda Rhimes-created series for an eight-episode arc at the end of season three, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Details of Boniadi's role are being kept under wraps for now.

The third season of the hit drama will pick up with Mama Pope (Khandi Alexander) still very much on Olivia Pope's mind, while re-election will be on President Fitzgerald's radar. 

Boniadi is best known for her role as CIA agent Fara Sherazi on season three of Showtime's Homeland, and also as the woman allegedly recruited to be Tom Cruise's girlfriend before the actor married Katie Holmes.

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