“How to Get Away with Murder” will conclude with its upcoming sixth season.
Series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes announced the news on Twitter and thanked the cast, crew and writers for their dedication to the series. However, she teased a “wild ride” for the remaining episodes.
This might be the last season, but there's still so much to cover. Get ready for a wild ride. pic.twitter.com/EQUo9dfjoc— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 11, 2019
Co-executive producer Peter Nowalk also bid farewell to the series in a statement.
“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do – as it did here. For me, Annalise Keating’s journey has always had a clear ending. Knowing I have 15 episodes left to finish her story, and the chance to give all the characters their own killer endings, is a gift rarely given to a series creator and I’m grateful to ABC and ABC Studios for the opportunity and creative freedom,” series creator Pete Nowalk said in a statement. “I am so thankful to the brilliant cast, writers and crew for dedicating themselves to the most rewarding experience of my career over the last six years. I also want to thank our fans. The only reason this show exists is because of your loyalty and enthusiasm. I can’t wait for you all to see how it ends, with twists and turns and all the craziness we love to create every Thursday night. Buckle up,” Nowalk said.
“How to Get Away with Murder” premiered in 2014. It follows Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), a defense attorney and professor who ends up involved in a murder case along with five of her students.
The series gave Davis the honor of becoming the first woman of color to win an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
The characters included gay law student Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), a playboy, who falls for nerdy computer hacker Oliver (Conrad Ricamora). Later in the series, Oliver discovers he is HIV+. Annalise’s pansexuality is also explored in the show.
“How to Get Away with Murder” returns for a 15-episode final season on Sept. 26 on ABC.