Viola Davis drama How To Get Away With Murder will end after season 6

Viola Davis called How To Get Away With Murder ‘the greatest ride’ (Picture: ABC)

Viola Davis’s award-winning drama How To Get Away With Murder will end after the upcoming sixth season.

Show runner Pete Nowalk confirmed the news and revealed it was a ‘brutal decision’; Viola also took to Twitter to admit it was ‘one of the greatest rides of my life!’.

‘Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do — as it did here,’ said Nowalk, the series’ creator and showrunner.

‘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.

He also thanked the cast and crew before turning to fans and admitting ‘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.’


Produced by Shonda Rhimes, the series followed a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.

‘One of the greatest rides of my life! Here’s to the final, extraordinary curtain call!’ shared Viola.


Shonda tweeted: ‘#HTGAWM has brought us six years of twists & turns. Thank you to the cast, crew, and writers for your dedication and passion.

‘Thank you to the fans who have watched every Thursday since the beginning. Finally, thank you, @petenowalk. Working with you has been a true pleasure.’

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