In an announcement many expected, ABC confirmed Thursday that the upcoming sixth season of “How To Get Away With Murder” will be its last.
“This season follows Professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) class through their final semester in law school – while the deception, fear and guilt binding Professor Keating to her students prove deadlier than ever,” notes ABC.
The sixth and final season premieres on Thursday, September 26.
While it has not been a powerhouse live+same-day performer since early in its run (ratings for its most recent season were actually on the weak side), “HTGAWM” has remained one of the buzziest network television dramas. Viola Davis’ Emmy-winning turn as Annalise Keating has also been one of television’s recent bright spots.
“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do – as it did here,” says creator Peter Nowalk. “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. 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.”