No, that wasn't a figure of speech, we're talking about real fire here.
According to EW, Jay Hernandez has been cast in the upcoming seventh season of Shonda Rhimes' political drama. While Hernandez has been involved in plenty of notable projects, many will recognize him as the fire-wielding criminal-turned-hero Diablo, one of the main characters of Suicide Squad.
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Hernandez isn't the only superhero movie veteran joining Scandal this season. It was revealed that Shaun Toub (Iron Man) would also be getting a role. Just like Hernandez, Toub's role is undisclosed.
The seventh and final season of Scandal will premiere October 5 on ABC.