ABC Developing Legal Thriller From Shonda Rhimes’ Company

"How to Get Away With Murder" will center on a group of law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor

ABC is developing a new drama from "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland production company.

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"How to Get Away With Murder," which is being produced by ABC Studios and Shondaland, is described as a "sexy, suspense-driven 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."

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"Grey's Anatomy" producer Peter Nowalk is writing and executive producing.

Earlier this month Rhimes and Shondaland partner Betsy Beers sold to ABC a comedy about a group of friends who are brought together after an unexpected series of events. Overall, Shondaland has placed four projects with the network for the 2014-2015 development season, including the police drama "Made in Jersey" and another legal drama, "Lawless."