Sad news for How to Get Away with Murder fans, ABC has announced the show will conclude with its upcoming sixth season. The good news? The TV company is calling the ending “killer,” pun intended we’re sure.
According to a press release, the popular series, which has been a constant in ABC’s TGIT (thank God it’s Thursday) programming for the past five years, will have a total of 15 episodes in the final season. It will follow Professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) class through their final semester of law school, “while the deception, fear and guilt binding Professor Keating to her students prove deadlier than ever.” Sounds intense.
“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do—as it did here,” said writer and producer Pete Nowalk. “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.”
The critically acclaimed show (Davis became the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award in the lead actress in a drama series category) also stars Billy Brown (Detective Nate Lahey), Jack Falahee (Connor Walsh), Aja Naomi King (Michaela Pratt), Matt McGorry (Asher Millstone), Charlie Weber (Frank Delfino) and more.
We’re going to miss our favorite law students…but we can’t wait to see what the final season has in store.
Watch the full teaser above and prepare for the season six premiere on Thursday, September 26, on ABC.