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Cicely Tyson to return to ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ for final season


Amy Sussman/Getty Images95-year-old Cicely Tyson is staying booked and busy. After being featured as a series regular on OWN’s anthology series, Cherish the Day, Tyson is headed back to primetime for a second stint on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder.

Deadline has learned that the legendary star will reprise her role as Ophelia Harkness, the mother of Viola Davis‘ Annalise Keating, for the second half of the sixth and final season.

As you may recall, Tyson first appeared as the dementia-ridden Ophelia in the first season. Her portrayal earned her three Emmy nominations.

Additionally, Deadline reports that Anne-Marie Johnson has also been tapped to recur in the second half of HTGAWM‘s final season. She will play Kenda Strauss, the chic, high-powered defense attorney of Michaela Pratt, played by Aja Naomi King.

Johnson’s new gig officially marks her return to Shondaland after appearing on Grey’s Anatomy and the short-lived For the People

How to Get Away With Murder returns Thursday, April 2 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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