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ABC's 'How to Get Away With Murder' Adds 'Orange' Alum (Exclusive)

Alysia Reiner will recur on the freshman drama from showrunner Pete Nowalk and exec producer Shonda Rhimes.

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Alysia Reiner

Orange Is the New Black's Alysia Reiner has lined up her next gig.

The actress has booked a role on ABC's freshman drama How to Get Away With Murder, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

From creator Pete Nowalk, the series is a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor (Viola Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives.

Reiner will recur on the series from executive producer Shonda Rhimes, playing a prosecutor who goes head-to-head with Annalise (Davis).

Reiner recurred for two seasons as Natalie Figueroa, the executive assistant to the warden at Litchfield Penitentiary on Netflix's Jenji Kohan drama Orange Is the New Black. Her credits include TV episodes of Law & Order, Blue Bloods and White Collar and features Sideways and That Awkward Moment. She's repped by Abrams Artists Agency, Harden-Curtis Associates, Luber Roklin and attorney Ben Feldman.

Speaking to reporters in June, Nowalk said the theme of Murder is that no one is who they seem to be and stressed that Annalise will always remain a mystery. "She's the center of mystery for our audience to wonder about," he said, noting that what motivates her will remain one of the central mysteries throughout the season.

How to Get Away With Murder debuts at 10 p.m. on Sept. 25. Check out ABC's latest Shondaland Thursday promo for the show here.

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