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.
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.