It will be case closed next season for "How to Get Away with Murder", with the show's upcoming sixth season to be its last. It will consist of 15 episodes - the standard for a How to Get Away with Murder season - and will follow Annalise and her students as they embark on their final semester of law school amidst an FBI investigation into the copious murders they've committed and covered up over the last five seasons.
"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". In addition to the Emmy, Davis has been honored with two SAG Awards, a People's Choice Award and an NAACP Image Award for her portrayal of Annalise Keating. It premieres September 25 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
"Viola Davis made television history with her unforgettable portrayal of iconic female antihero Annalise Keating", said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke in a statement. "Knowing I have 15 episodes left to finish her story, and the chance to give all the characters their own killer endings' is a rare gift".
The major question left to answer, besides where the heck Laurel (Karla Souza) and baby Christopher are, of course, is whether everyone will actually end up getting away with murder, or whether the show will end with them all in prison for their many, many crimes.
Rhimes' long partnership with ABC Studios ended when she signed a lucrative deal in 2017 to make series for Netflix, which became the new home for her Shondaland production company as part of the streaming service's talent hunt. The only reason this show exists is because of your loyalty and enthusiasm.
Since its debut, "How to Get Away with Murder" has resonated with audiences across the country and in 257 territories. Last season, the series ranked as the No. 1 program in Thursday's 10 o'clock hour among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 and more than doubled its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 rating, jumping by +114% in Live + 7 Day playback.
Joining Davis in the ensemble cast are Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, Conrad Ricamora, Rome Flynn and Amirah Vann.
"I'm grateful to ABC and ABC Studios for the opportunity and creative freedom".