First Promotional Photo for ‘How to Get Away with Murder’
“I wanted to be the show.” That was one of the biggest factors that drew two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis to ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder from executive producer Shonda Rhimes. And as you can see on this newly released poster, Davis got her wish. Standing strong — and solo — against a bold red background accented with an ink-like splash, the 48-year-old actress commands your attention, and demands your respect.
The project, produced via Rhimes’ Shondaland production company, with her partner Betsy Beers, is described as a sexy, suspense legal thriller that follows a brilliant criminal defense attorney (played by Davis) and her ambitious law school students who become entangled in a murder mystery that could have major ramifications on their entire university as well as change the course of their lives.
Davis will play the lead character named Annalise DeWitt, the brilliant law professor and accomplished criminal defense attorney, who is further described as an excellent manipulator of people, particularly the law students who work at her law firm. And even juicier, she’s married to a psychology professor, while also having an affair, and calls her law class “How to Get Away With Murder.”
Rounding out the cast are Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Alfred Enoch, Karla Souza, Jack Falahee and Charlie Weber.
How to Get Away With Murder premieres Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 p.m. on ABC.