Viola Davis Signs on for “How to Get Away With Murder” Pilot

Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014 1:48 PM GMT

She’s had a few television gigs over the years, and now Viola Davis has joined the cast of the forthcoming “How to Get Away With Murder” program for ABC.

Produced by Shonda Rhimes and written by Peter Nowalk, the forthcoming pilot promises to bring a whole new realm of drama and suspense to the small screen.

Per the synopsis, “This is the story of a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.”

Ms. Davis will play the professor, joined on the cast by Matt McGorry, Alfie Enoch, Jack Falahee, Charlie Weber and Aja Naomi King.

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