02/26/2014 11:26 am ET | Updated Feb 26, 2014

Viola Davis Set To Star In Shonda Rhimes' New Series 'How To Get Away With Murder'


Shonda Rhimes is about to get some help from Academy Award nominee Viola Davis.

Deadline reports that Davis has signed on to star in Rhimes' new ABC drama, "How to Get Away With Murder." The series is set at a law school where Davis will play a criminal defense professor who, along with her law students, becomes involved in a murder conspiracy that "could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives."

Sounds like "Scandal: The Law School Years" to us.

Shonda Rhimes will executive produce with Betsy Beers and Peter Nowalk.

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