Viola Davis, two-time Academy Award nominee (The Help, Doubt) will star in ABC’s Shonda Rhime and Betsy Beers (Shondaland producers and the powerhouses behind Grey’s Anatomy & Scandal) new TV series “How To Get Away With Murder”. Viola is no stranger to the Philadelphia area as she starred in “Law Abiding Citizen” with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx a few years ago and walked the red carpet when it screened here.
Described as a “sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller,” Murder
centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious
criminal defense professor (Davis) who becomes entangled in a murder
plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of
YEAH, the drama will film in set and filmed in Philadelphia and will also features
Aja Naomi King,
He was in Harry Potter too
Jack Falahee and
Charlie Weber. This is Davis’ return to television as she was previously featured on Showtime’s United States of Tara, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and City of Angels but this will her first full-time role in a television series. One can only imagine that How To Get Way With Murder may be paired with Shondaland’s hit drama, Scandal in ABC’s lineup. Let’s hope the Shondaland magic happens and this show gets picked up for a regular series, and succeeds.
For more info check out: Molly Eichel, The Source, Vibe and The Hollywood Reporter report
The best part about this show filming here, it’s set in Philly and they’re looking for lots of Philly actors.
Heery Casting is still casting this TV show:
Feature Film and TV Background neededWe
are looking for SAG-AFTRA and non-union background talent for a feature
film and a new ABC TV Pilot that will be shooting in the Philadelphia
Needed are men and women, age 18-70, all ethnicities. Shooting will begin February 18, 2014 and continue through April.
All Positions are PAID.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include in the body of the email:
-all clothing sizes
– make and model of your car, if you have one
-2 photos: A close-up & A full body (in .jpg format) taken within the last 3 months NO HEAD SHOTS!
-SAG-AFTRA status & SAG-AFTRA membership number (If applicable)
If you are unsure of your union status, please contact the SAG-AFTRA office.
Reminder: this shoots in the PHILADELPHIA AREA- all talent are “local Hire” for this job.