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How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away with Murder is an American drama television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014.[1] The series was created by Peter Nowalk, and produced by Shonda Rhimes and ABC Studios. The series airs on ABC as part of a night of programming all under Rhimes's ShondaLand production company.[2]

How to Get Away with Murder
How To Get Away With Murder.svg
Genre
Created by Peter Nowalk
Starring
Theme music composer Photek
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 53 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Scott Collins
  • Tracy Bellomo
  • Viola Davis (season 3)
Cinematography
  • Michael Price
  • Jeff Jur
Editor(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Original release September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25) – present (present)
External links
Official website abc.go.com/shows/how-to-get-away-with-murder

Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.[3] The show features an ensemble cast with Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, and Karla Souza as Keating's students, Charlie Weber and Liza Weil as her employees and Billy Brown as a detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, and Annalise's lover. From season three onward, Conrad Ricamora was added to the main cast after recurring heavily in the previous two seasons.

For her portrayal, Davis has received critical acclaim; she became the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, also winning two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and the Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Davis has received nominations from the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series, the Critics' Choice Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and the Television Critics Association at the TCA Awards for Individual Achievement in Drama. Other cast members have also received recognition for their performances, with Enoch and Naomi King being nominated by the NAACP as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the GLAAD Awards.

On February 10, 2017, ABC renewed the series for a fourth season[4] which premiered on September 28, 2017.[5]

Contents

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 15 September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25) February 26, 2015 (2015-02-26) 30 11.40[6]
2 15 September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24) March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17) 32 10.26[7]
3 15 September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22) February 23, 2017 (2017-02-23) 44 7.91[8]
4 15 September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28) TBA TBA TBA

Season 1Edit

Annalise Keating is a prominent criminal defense attorney and law professor at Middleton University in Philadelphia. She selects five of her first year students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo (The Keating 5). They work with Annalise's employees, Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom, an associate lawyer. As Season 1 introduces occasional clients for Keating, it explores two related murders through both flashback and flashforward sequences: Lila Stangard, mistress of Annalise's husband's and a student at Middleton, and then Sam Keating, Annalise's husband, who was killed by Annalise's interns.

The first nine episodes alternate between the present-day timeline in medias res, depicting Wes, Connor, Michaela, and Laurel covering up Sam's murder by disposing of his body, and flashbacks detailing the course of events leading up to Sam's death, including Annalise's becoming involved in the Lila Stangard investigation, at Wes' urging, leading her to discover Sam's affair and creating suspicion that he killed Lila. The final six episodes explore Annalise's attempt to help her interns cover up Sam's murder and legally implicate Sam in Lila's death, and flashbacks to Lila's final moments before her murder.

Season 2Edit

The first nine episodes focus on Annalise's defense of Caleb and Catherine Hapstall, who were accused of torturing and murdering their adoptive parents. Wes, in the meantime, teams up with Rebecca's foster brother to try and find Rebecca. Connor struggles with his relationship with Oliver, while Asher works with A.D.A. Emily Sinclair, in order to protect his secrets. In the mid-season finale, Sinclair is murdered, and Annalise helps cover it up, at the expense of her being shot in the stomach by Wes.

The second part of the season focuses on Wes' investigation of his mother's suicide 10 years ago; flashbacks reveal Annalise's involvement with Wes' mother's suicide. The season ends with Annalise's finding out that Frank was responsible for the car crash that killed her baby, and Annalise sends him away. Michaela and Asher hook up, and Wes meets with his biological father right before the latter is shot dead by an unknown shooter.

Season 3Edit

In the aftermath of Wallace Mahoney's death, all five of the students attempt to move on. A new mystery arises around Annalise's house burning down and who was found dead inside. The events leading up to it involve Annalise's starting a free legal clinic and struggling with alcoholism. Oliver starts working for Annalise, and he leaves Connor when becoming disgusted with himself for rejecting Connor's Stanford acceptance. Michaela and Asher's relationship starts to progress, as does Wes and Laurel's, and Frank starts working to atone for the death of Annalise's child. Ultimately, it is revealed that Wes was the one who died, but was killed before the fire. Annalise is arrested for Wes' death. Frank attempts to help Annalise by confessing to killing Wes. It is further revealed that Wes' death was commissioned by Laurel's father, who disapproved of their relationship.

Season 4Edit

In season four, Annalise works with a therapist to see through her recovery from alcoholism, initially cutting ties with Bonnie and the interns, and then committing to a major class action against the state for miscarriages of justice caused by an underfunded public defender's office. Seeking justice for Wes, a pregnant Laurel hatches a scheme to steal incriminating evidence from her father's law firm. During the data heist, classmate Simon (Behzad Dabu) accidentally shoots himself with Laurel's gun, leaving a scene that arouses suspicions for both the police and Jorge Castillo, Laurel's father. That same night, Bonnie confesses her obsessive love for Annalise; Connor tells Annalise about Laurel's scheme and who killed Wes; Asher is arrested in connection with Simon's shooting; and Laurel nearly miscarries, passing out from heavy bleeding. Annnalise discovers Laurel unconscious and resuscitates her premature baby.

Cast and charactersEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

 
Shonda Rhimes is one of the executive producers of How to Get Away with Murder.

On August 19, 2013, ABC bought from Shondaland Productions the original concept, produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The script for the pilot episode was written by Grey's Anatomy supervising producer Peter Nowalk.[9] ABC ordered the pilot on December 19, 2013.[10] On May 8, 2014, ABC picked up the pilot to series[11] for the 2014–15 television season.[12] At the Television Critics Association Press Tour in July 2014, it was announced that How to Get Away with Murder will be a limited series with only 15 or 16 episodes per season.[13] The smaller size of episode count stems from the deal for the series star Davis.[14] On October 9, 2014, ABC picked up the series for a full season of 15 episodes.[15]

The series was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2015, by ABC.[16] The show was effectively confirmed as earning a second-season renewal for the 2015-16 season via a promo succeeding the first-season finale and an earlier statement by Viola Davis also confirming the renewal at the close of shooting for the first season.[17][18] It would contain 15 episodes, like the previous season.[19] Production began on May 21, 2015, with Shonda Rhimes announcing on Twitter that Peter Nowalk and his writers were in full swing mapping the second season.[20] The table read for the premiere occurred on July 14, 2015,[21] with the title of the episode being revealed at the same time.[22] Entertainment Weekly reported on July 23, 2015, that the identity of Rebecca's killer would be revealed in the season premiere.[23] A promotional poster was released over a month before the season premiere, on August 17, 2015.

The series was renewed for a third season on March 3, 2016, along with several other shows by ABC.[24] It was announced that the third season will premiere on September 22, 2016.[25] Production began on May 27, 2016, when showrunner Peter Nowalk announced on Twitter that the writer staff were in full swing mapping and writing the third season.[26] The table read for the premiere happened on July 6, 2016,[27] with filming starting a week later.[28] A promotional poster showcasing Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, was released on August 9, 2016.[29] ABC released a promo for the third season on August 29, 2016.[30]

The series was renewed for a fourth season on February 10, 2017, by ABC.[4]

WritingEdit

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Peter Nowalk talked about what will happen in the third season regarding Frank's disappearance; he commented: "Yes, I can see the three-piece suits and the hair product all falling apart. It’s more what Frank feels about himself". When talking about the trust between Annalise and Frank, Nowalk said: "...Frank has two choices: To run away and hope she never catches him, just to cut bait; or he can try to win his way back. That’s a long road."[31] Charlie Weber commented on Frank's whereabouts as he said to Entertainment Weekly "I think he’s hiding, and I think he’s alone. If he does have a lifeline, I don’t think it’s Laurel."[32]

Regarding Laurel, Nowalk said that Laurel's backstory with her family will be explored in the upcoming season, "I feel like it’s very present. The promise of our show is that we won’t dangle things out too long. The likelihood is yes. We’ve raised that question too many times not to answer it sooner than later." Michaela's backstory will also be explored as Nowalk said "We have so much to explore with her. Aja is so talented. I’m just excited to really delve into her personal life next year."[31] Talking to The Hollywood Reporter Nowalk said that the show will explore both Annalise and Nate's relationship and both their families.[33]

CastingEdit

On January 21, 2014, Matt McGorry was the first to be announced as a regular cast member, playing a law student.[34] Throughout February and March 2014, other roles were announced as cast: Aja Naomi King,[35] Jack Falahee,[36][37] Alfred Enoch[36] and Karla Souza[36] as law students; Katie Findlay as a drug-dealing student;[38] Charlie Weber as a law associate to Professor Keating;[39] Billy Brown as Professor Keating's extra-marital love interest;[40] veteran actor and producer Tom Verica as Professor Keating's husband;[41] and Liza Weil as one of the professor's two associates.[42]

On February 25, 2014, it was announced that Shonda Rhimes had cast Viola Davis in the show's leading role of Professor Annalise Keating.[43] On August 11, 2014, it was announced that Orange is the New Black alum Alysia Reiner was cast as a prosecutor who would be going up against Annalise.[44] On November 4, 2014, it was announced that Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden was cast in the second half of the first season for a secret recurring role.[45] On December 15, 2014, it was announced that Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Cicely Tyson would appear in an episode in the second half of the season.[46]

 
Famke Janssen was cast as Defense Attorney Eve Rothlo, in Season 2.

It was announced on July 14, 2015, that the second season would introduce several new characters, including a family consisting of Caleb, Catherine and Helena Hapstall.[47] Katie Findlay will return to play the character Rebecca Sutter, who was killed in the first-season finale.[48] On July 22, 2015, it was announced that Kendrick Sampson, known from The Vampire Diaries will join the cast in the second season and will be introduced in the season premiere.[49] On July 31, 2015, TVLine reported that Famke Janssen was cast as a brilliant, revered defense attorney for a multi-episode arc and will first appear in the season premiere.[50]

Matt Cohen was announced on August 11, 2015, to recur in the second season as Levi, who is described as a sexy, edgy working class guy. He will first appear in the second episode and will appear in a total of three episodes.[51] On August 31, 2015, Variety reported that Amy Okuda will play a recurring role, but details on Okuda's part were being kept under wraps.[52] Sherri Saum was announced to have been cast as a guest star on September 30, 2015.[53] On January 14, 2016, it was announced that Wilson Bethel, Adam Arkin and Roxanne Hart would be joining the show to play the Mahoney family. Bethel will play Charles Mahoney, the Ivy League-educated son, with Arkin playing his father Wallace and Hart playing his mother Sylvia.[54]

After the second-season finale, it was announced that Dexter-alum Lauren Vélez had been cast in a recurring role as the President of Middleton University. The role was described as “self-assured, friendly, warm and diplomatic.”[55] It was reported on August 6, 2016, that Esai Morales and Amy Madigan had been added to the show as guest stars for the third season.[56] Deadline announced on August 31, 2016, that Mary J. Blige had landed a guest role in the third season.[57]

FilmingEdit

The pilot episode was filmed in Los Angeles, California, at the University of Southern California; in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, at Bryn Mawr College; and in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, at Ursinus College.[58] It was directed by Michael Offer.[59] Production began on May 21, 2015, with Shonda Rhimes announcing on Twitter that Peter Nowalk and his writers were in full swing mapping the second season.[20] The table read for the premiere occurred on July 14, 2015,[21] with the title of the episode being revealed at the same time.[22]

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

The first season of How to Get Away with Murder received positive reviews, with most praising Viola Davis' performance. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 85% based on 53 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "How to Get Away with Murder isn't conceptually original, but it delivers thrills with melodramatic twists and a captivating lead."[60] Metacritic gave season one a score of 68 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[61]

Mary McNamara from Los Angeles Times wrote about Viola Davis' performance: "...all eyes are on Davis, Tony winner and Oscar nominee. Magnetic and intimidating, Davis creates an implacable surface beneath which shimmers all manner of fleet and startled emotions. Desire and fear, certainty, self-doubt and resolve are conjured in an instant with the angle of a glance, the lowering of an eyelid and then released as if they were never there." [62] Entertainment Weekly's Melissa Maerz described Davis' performance as "powerfully layered." [63] David Hinckle, from New York Daily News, said that the series does not serve up enough fun unlike Rhimes' other shows, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.[64] Frazier Moore, Associated Press, wrote that the show "promises to be twisty, wicked, dark and fun. And it stars Viola Davis, who brings life to a character of endless calculations and mystery." [65]

The second season also received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 94% based on 87 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Developing a stronger narrative this season, How to Get Away with Murder throws more improbable shocks and higher stakes into the mix, adding preposterous fuel to an addictive fire."[66] Lesley Brock, Paste Magazine, praised the second season writing: "I would not put it past How to Get Away with Murder, which has turned all other ABC show plot lines upside down on their heads and shown that nothing is impossible, to throw incest into an already haphazard mix." Brock gave the season a score of 9 out of 10.[67] Kyle Anderson, Entertainment weekly, wrote that with Davis at the front the show can get away with anything.[68]

The third season also received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 90% based on 30 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10.[69]

Critics' top ten listsEdit

RatingsEdit

The series pilot on September 25 set a record for DVR playback viewers with 6 million, surpassing the January 27, 2014, record of 5.6 million set by the pilot of The Blacklist.[72] The series premiere had more than 14 million viewers on live broadcast, and over 20 million with DVR.[73]

Season Timeslot (ET) Number of Episodes Premiere Finale TV Season Overall rank 18–49 rank Overall viewership
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1
Thursdays
10:00 pm
15
September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25)
14.12[74]
February 26, 2015 (2015-02-26)
8.99[75] 2014–15 #30[76] #12[76] 11.40[76]
2 15
September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)
8.38[77]
March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
5.29[78] 2015–16 #32[7] #9[7] 10.26[7]
3 15
September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)
5.11[79]
February 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
4.92[80] 2016–17 #44[8] #15[8] 7.91[8]
4 15
September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28)
3.96[81] 2017–18
How to Get Away with Murder : U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
 
Season Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12 Ep. 13 Ep. 14 Ep. 15
1 14.12 11.94 10.81 9.79 9.97 8.68 9.18 9.25 9.82 9.18 8.34 8.44 8.86 8.99 8.99
2 8.38 7.53 7.22 6.81 6.95 6.27 6.49 6.71 7.19 5.82 4.88 4.86 4.53 4.80 5.29
3 5.11 4.33 4.40 4.00 4.29 4.07 4.08 4.32 4.95 5.41 4.69 4.92 4.66 4.92 4.92
4 3.96 3.88 3.88 3.56 3.56 3.56 3.71 3.72 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Source: Nielsen Media Research[86]

AccoladesEdit

Both Davis (left) and Tyson (right) received critical acclaim for their performances.

The first season of the show was awarded Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute and won Outstanding Drama Series at the 46th NAACP Image Awards and 26th GLAAD Media Awards. The show was also nominated for Favorite New TV Drama at the 41st People's Choice Awards and TV Drama of the Year at the GALECA awards. In 2016 the second season was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the 47th NAACP Image Awards, Favorite Network TV Drama at the 42nd People's Choice Awards and Outstanding Drama Series at the 27th GLAAD Media Awards.

Viola Davis became the first black woman to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, also winning two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series and the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Davis also received nominations from the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series, the Critics' Choice Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and the Television Critics Association at the TCA Awards for Individual Achievement in Drama. Other cast members have also received recognition for their performances, with Alfred Enoch and Aja Naomi King being nominated by the NAACP as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the NAACP Image Awards. Cicely Tyson was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Year Association Category Nominee Result Ref.
2014 American Film Institute Awards Television Program of the Year Won [87]
TV Guide Award Favorite New Show Nominated
2015 BET Awards Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated [88]
5th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated [89]
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Cicely Tyson Nominated
EWwy Award Best Drama Series Nominated [90]
GALECA Award TV Drama of the Year Nominated [91]
TV Performance of the Year - Actress Viola Davis Nominated
26th GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Drama Series Won [92]
72nd Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama Viola Davis Nominated [93]
46th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Drama Series Won [94]
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Aja Naomi King Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Alfred Enoch Nominated
Outstanding Writer for a Drama Series Erika Green Swafford ("Let's Get to Scooping") Won
OFTA Television Award Best Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated [95]
41st People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Drama Nominated [96]
Favorite Actress In A New TV Series Viola Davis Won
67th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Won [97]
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Cicely Tyson Nominated
21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Viola Davis Won [98]
31st TCA Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Viola Davis Nominated [99]
2016 31st Artios Awards Casting, Television Pilot: Drama Linda Lowy, Diane Heery, Jason Loftus, Jamie Castro Nominated [100]
6th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated [101]
73rd Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama Viola Davis Nominated [102]
47th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [103]
Entertainer of the Year Viola Davis Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Cicely Tyson Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Alfred Enoch Nominated
Outstanding Writer for a Drama Series Erika Green Swafford, Doug Stockstill ("Mama's Here Now") Nominated
42nd People's Choice Awards Favorite Network TV Drama Nominated [104]
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Viola Davis Nominated
22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Viola Davis Won [105]
27th GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [106]
Gold Derby Awards Best Drama Actress Viola Davis Nominated [107]
Best Drama Guest Actress Famke Janssen Nominated
68th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated [108]
2017 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated [109]
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Cicely Tyson Nominated

BroadcastEdit

How to Get Away with Murder airs on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ABC pushed Grey's Anatomy and Scandal to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., creating an all-night block of Shonda Rhimes-produced dramas airing on Thursdays, a rarity in American television.[110] It was announced on July 14, 2014 that the series would debut September 25, 2014.[1] In Canada, the series airs with sim-subbing of advertising in same timeslot on CTV, though it airs three hours earlier before the original ABC timeslot in the Atlantic Time Zone on CTV Atlantic in the Maritime Provinces.[111][112]

The series began airing on TV2 in New Zealand and the Seven Network in Australia on February 10, 2015[113][114] In Australia, the show moved to 7flix from the second half of season two onwards and like in the US, airs in a programming block dedicated to Shonda Rhimes-produced dramas including Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.[115]

In Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia the show airs on Sony Channel (Asia) within 12 hours of its original broadcast.[116] In India, it airs on Star World Premiere.[117]

DVD releases and online availabilityEdit

Seasons 1 and 2 have been released on DVD, and Netflix currently streams all three seasons where available (each season is added a month after its finale under their agreement with ABC Studios). The last five episodes aired on ABC are carried on Hulu the day after their premiere. Additionally, individual episodes may be purchased from most online video retailers, including iTunes.

Season 1

The Season 1 DVD was first released in Region 1 on August 4, 2015.[118]

The Complete First Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 15 Episodes
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • First Year Law: Behind the Scenes
  • 'Bye Felicia' Music Video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
August 4, 2015 November 16, 2015 November 11, 2015
Season 2

The Season 2 DVD was first released in Region 1 on June 21, 2016.[119]

The Complete Second Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 15 Episodes
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Deleted Scenes - Unseen moments from Season 2
  • Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
June 21, 2016 November 14, 2016 TBA

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