Viola Davis to Lead New Shonda Rhimes Drama

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Viola Davis is on her way to the small screen.

The multiple-time Oscar nominee has signed on for How To Get Away with Murder, an ABC pilot from Shonda Rhimes that will feature Davis as a brilliant and charming criminal defense professor named Annalise Dewitt.

The mysterious character will become entangled in a homicide invitation that rocks the university and changes the live of her students forever.

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Grey's Anatomy producer Peter Nowalk will write and executive-produce along with Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Charlie Weber and Karla Souza will also star on the intriguing new series.

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