10:01am PT by Rick Porter
'How to Get Away With Murder' Promotes Amirah Vann to Series Regular
After appearing in the majority of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder's episodes in season four, Amirah Vann will join the show full-time on the upcoming season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Vann plays attorney Tegan Price on the drama. Her character is a partner at the law firm of Caplan & Gold, where several of Annalise Keating's (Viola Davis) law students interned in season four, and had Laurel's (Karla Souza) shady businessman father, Jorge (Esai Morales), as a client.
After having a somewhat antagonistic relationship with Annalise, the season-four finale revealed that she had turned whistleblower, turning over evidence to the FBI that would bring Jorge to justice.
No details about Vann's character arc for the coming season are available — standard procedure for How to Get Away With Murder and other Shondaland shows.
Vann's promotion to series regular on How to Get Away With Murder comes after she starred in the ABC/ABC Studios pilot The Finest, which didn't make the cut for 2018-19. Her previous credits include Underground and USA's Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
Season five of How to Get Away With Murder will return to its 10 p.m. Thursday home in the fall; ABC hasn't announced premiere dates yet.
Vann is repped by CESD and The Katz Company.
Deadline first reported the news.