*Aja Naomi King has been cast in ABC/ABC Studios’ drama pilot, “How To Get Away With Murder, produced by Shonda Rhimes and her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers.

It’s described as a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller that follows ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot.

King will play one of the law students, the ambitious and confident Michaela Pratt. She also has a recurring role on ABC/ABC Studios’ “The Black Box.”