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ABC Hands Out Early Pilot Orders for Two Thrillers Deadline

ABC has placed two early orders for pilots. Deadline.com reports that one of the orders is for Shonda Rhimes’ “How to Get Away With Murder,” while the other is for "Sea of Fire."

Both projects are described as serialized thrillers. “How to Get Away with Murder,” from ABC Studios and Shondaland, is a legal thriller about a group of law students and their brilliant professor who get involved in a murder plot.

“Sea of Fire,” based on a Dutch program, comes from Sony Pictures TV, Scripted World and Mandeville. The project is about three teenage girls who star in a porn film, destroying their families and leading to a murder, a disappearance and many secrets in a small town, the story notes.

The original Dutch show has been compared to “Twin Peaks,” the piece adds.

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