For five years, Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and her students have gotten away with murder, but that might all come to an end now that ABC has officially announced that How to Get Away with Murder Season 6 will be the last.
The final season will premiere on Thursday, September 26 at 10/9c, keeping its traditional spot as the closer of TGIT's fall lineup. 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.
In a statement announcing the end of the iconic TGIT series, showrunner Pete Nowalk said, "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. 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 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.
At least we know one thing for sure — this is gearing up to be a killer final season.
How to Get Away with Murder returns Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c on ABC.