On Thursday, April 28, Variety revealed actress Viola Davis signed an overall deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios. Earlier this week, the network’s other leading lady, Kerry Washington, announced a similar deal.

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Davis and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, will develop new projects for ABC’s broadcast, cable, and streaming services through their company, JuVee Productions.

“We started JuVee because we wanted to see narratives that reflected our multi-ethnic and multifaceted culture,” Davis said. “We wanted to be a part of classic storytelling, and we didn’t want to wait.”


Andrew Wang serves as Head of Television Development and Production at JuVee.

“Our goal has always been to champion bold, authentic, and courageous voices and Andrew Wang is just that. Andrew has an outside-the-box mindset and the experience to propel our vision forward, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to our team,” Tennon said.

Davis, who currently stars as “Annalise Keating” in How To Get Away With Murder, recently produced the legal drama, Custody, in which she plays a judge, in addition to a legal television series, Conviction.