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HTGAWM Taps Dexter Alum To Recur as 'President' in Season 3

It was only a matter of time before the worlds of Dexter and How to Get Away With Murder collided.

Luna (Lauren) Vélez, who played Captain María LaGuerta on Showtime’s vigilante drama, is joining HTGAWM in a major Season 3 recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. The actress will play the President of Middleton University, where Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating works as a professor (when she’s not, you know, covering up murders with the help of her students).

The original casting breakdown described the character — whose name is TBA — as “self-assured, friendly, warm and diplomatic.”

In addition to her seven-season run on Dexter, Vélez’s TV credits include Ugly Betty, Elementary and Law & Order: SVU.

This is HTGAWM‘s second major casting move ahead of Season 3, following the promotion of Conrad Ricamora — aka Connor’s tech-savvy boyfriend — to a full-fledged series regular.How to Get Away With Murder‘s third season is set to bow Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10/9c.

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10 Comments
  1. lechatnoir says:

    Ok I thought she was being cast as la segnora presidente.tsk tsk. Velez is a phoine latinx

  2. M says:

    Glad there’s some representation of Hispanics. We don’t have many shows that show Latinos are in positions of power.

  3. CK says:

    So now the kids are going to kill the president of the university.

  4. Sarah says:

    YES i have missed her on screen

  5. A fan of TV says:

    It’ll be great to see her again, she absolutely gives off a top-boss vibe, and her death on Dexter was such a convoluted waste!

  6. keenen says:

    I like her as an actress. Unfortunately the show lost me in the second season.

  7. JM says:

    How could you forget that she played Dr. Gloria Nathan for Oz’s entire six season run?

  8. Cam says:

    Credits also include New York Undercover!

  9. What a purposely misleading title, you made it sound like she was playing THE PRESIDENT, as of the USA, not a University! But anyway, I am glad to see her back, I liked her on Dexter!