Landing the Oscar-nommed actress is a coup for the Alphabet. “Murder” revolves around a mysterious law professor and a group of students who become entangled in a murder plot.
Pete Nowalk penned the pilot and exec produces with Rhimes and Shondaland’s Besty Beers. Nowalk is a alum of Rhimes’ ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”
Davis has earned two Oscar noms in the past five years, a supporting bid for her work in 2009′s “Doubt” and a lead actress mention for 2011′s “The Help.”
Before her feature career took off, Davis co-starred in the short-lived CBS drama “Century City.”