Viola Davis Not Quitting 'How to Get Away with Murder'

6:32 AM EDT 4/8/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Fans of the hit series How to Get Away with Murder fell for a recent April Fool's joke.

According to a report from Christian Today, it all began from a news article published by Design and Trend that shows front runner Viola Davis quitting from the show on the grounds of creative differences with the show's writers. The so-called report also adds that the executives from ABC have confirmed this shocking news of Davis not returning to upcoming second season of Shonda Rhimes' award winning series. The report further claims that the reason for Davis' departure from the show was due to family problems and that the separation was done in an amicable manner. Others state that Davis was not entirely happy about the second season's script and her cast mates - reasons on why she left the show,

Viola Davis is known to viewers of the hit legal drama series as the lawyer-professor Annalise Keating who teaches a criminology subject she dubs as How to Get Away with Murder to law students. Her character takes in five students from her class to serve as apprentices in her law firm.

Fans who were devastated with the "news" later on found out that the news story was an April Fool's prank by the website and is not a true story. In truth, Viola Davis will not be leaving How to Get Away with Murder and will reprise her role in the upcoming second season.

The first season of How to Get Away with Murder received praise and positive reviews from critics and viewers from a wonderful plot that kept the audience at the edge of their seats every episode to Davis' performance. The first season also ended in a cliffhanger where viewers were left to ponder on who murdered Rebecca, played by Kate Finlay, and Sam, played by Tom Verica though many suspect that Wes Gibbins, portrayed by Harry Potter alum Alfred Enoch, was the one behind the deaths.

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