*The promo art for Shonda Rhimes’ newest drama “How to Get Away With Murder” hit the web today, showing star Viola Davis looking strong and confident like she has…well, gotten away with murder.
The 48-year-old actress stars as a brilliant criminal law professor and defense attorney whose latest case becomes a lesson plan that blurs the line between herself and four of her students.
Davis’ Annalise Keating will stop short of nothing to win cases for her clients, but the two-time Oscar nominee doesn’t view her character as morally questionable.
“I’m always confused when people say that people are morally questionable, because I think we’re all morally questionable,” she told TCA critics last month in Beverly Hills. “I think that we so much act on nature and not on morals. So I found her to be a realistic protagonist. I find her to be very human, as we all are, that we all have gray areas. And that was the attraction for me.”
After two Oscar nominations and critical acclaim in a film career spanning nearly two decades, Davis says this television role just might be the vehicle that takes her Hollywood game to the next level.
“How to Get Away With Murder” premieres Thursday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m.
Watch a sneak peek below: