ABC has given early pilot orders to How to Get Away With Murder and Sea of Fire, TVGuide.com has learned.
Shondaland project How to Get Away With Murder is a legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Murder comes from Grey's Anatomy producer Peter Nowalk and will be executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers' Shondaland through ABC Studios.
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Sea of Fire, which hails from Off the Map's Jenna Bans, is based on the Danish series Vuurzee. When three teenage girls star in a pornographic film, it tears their families apart and leads to a disappearance, a murder and host of other secrets boiling under the surface in a small town. The project is a joint production between ABC Studios and Sony from Mandeville and Scripted World.
Deadline first reported the pilot orders.