The upcoming sixth season of the ABC hit drama How to Get Away With Murder will sadly be the last.
According to Entertainment Weekly, ABC has announced the upcoming season will be the last as the law students in the show wrap up their final semester at law school.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 11, 2019
“Viola Davis made television history with her unforgettable portrayal of iconic female antihero Annalise Keating,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke in a statement. “I am eternally grateful to her, Pete Nowalk, and Shondaland for creating and bringing to life such a smart, sophisticated, and groundbreaking series that has long been an integral part of Thursday nights on ABC.”
“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do — as it did here,” Entertainment Weekly reveals Nowalk, the series’ creator and show-runner, as saying in a statement. “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.”
The sixth – and final – season of How to Get Away With Murder will return to ABC on Thursday, September 25.