Posted by | Ray Cornelius
“How To Get Away with Murder” actress Viola Davis has inked an overall deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios through her production company, JuVee Productions. According to VARIETY, Davis will develop new projects for broadcast, cable, streaming services and digital platforms.
“We started JuVee because we wanted to see narratives that reflected our multi-ethnic and multifaceted culture,” Davis commented. “We wanted to be a part of classic storytelling, and we didn’t want to wait.”
The news comes just days after “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington secured a similar deal with ABC through her production company Simpson Street Productions.
Both Washington and Davis have proven to be ratings gold for the network with their “Shondaland” series and this is definitely a step in the right direction for more diverse and multicultural programming.
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