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

How to Get Away With Murder 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.