"How to Get Away With Murder" Calling It Quits After Six Seasons

“How to Get Away With Murder” Calling It Quits After Six Seasons

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Fans of the ABC show How to Get Away with Murder got the sad news Thursday (July 11) that the show’s upcoming sixth season will be its final one.

“Viola Davis made television history with her unforgettable portrayal of iconic female antihero Annalise Keating,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke in a statement about the demise of the show. “I am eternally grateful to her, Pete Nowalk, and Shondaland for creating and bringing to life such a smart, sophisticated, and groundbreaking series that has long been an integral part of Thursday nights on ABC.”

And from the sound of it, this was far from an easy decision.

“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do — as it did here,” added Nowalk, the series’ creator and show runner in the statement that was reported by Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

Of course, soon after the announcement was made, social media was filled with reactions, including some from the stars themselves including Davis, who called her experience on the show as one of the greatest rides of her life.

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

Jack Falahee, who plays Conor Walsh, also shared his feelings about the ending of the series.

“While it saddened me to learn this news I can’t help but reflect on what an incredible journey this has been. This show changed my life both professionally and personally, providing me with opportunities I’d never dreamed of and introducing me to some of the greatest friends in my life. It taught me about work ethic, dedication, love, friendship and above all else it taught me a lot about myself. I feel beyond blessed that I’ve been given the past several years to work alongside an incredible crew. A crew that makes this show everything that it is, he wrote.

Jack concluded by thanking the fans of the show.

“And lastly, thank you to all the fans,” he added. “Without you this wouldn’t have been possible. I’m really excited to start filming the 6th and final season next week and I can’t wait for you all to come along with us on one last ride.
All the Love.”

How to Get Away With Murder will begin it’s final season on September 25.

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As some of you may have already heard @howtogetawaywithmurder will be ending with the 6th season. While it saddened me to learn this news I can’t help but reflect on what an incredible journey this has been. This show changed my life both professionally and personally, providing me with opportunities I’d never dreamed of and introducing me to some of the greatest friends in my life. It taught me about work ethic, dedication, love, friendship and above all else it taught me a lot about myself. I feel beyond blessed that I’ve been given the past several years to work alongside an incredible crew. A crew that makes this show everything that it is. I’m grateful that @petenowalk and the @howtogetawaywithmurder writers have written nuanced, challenging characters in a crazy fun way while somehow also addressing important issues. I’m humbled that I’ve had the opportunity to play Connor Walsh. Playing Connor, a fearlessly openly gay man, has taught me about the LGBTQIA+ community and opened my eyes to how much visibility and representation matters. Connor taught me that love is love and it can conquer anything. Thank you to @petenowalk , @shondarhimes , @beersbetsy, @byshondaland @abcnetwork and everyone that believed in me and this show. And lastly, thank you to all the fans. Without you this wouldn’t have been possible. I’m really excited to start filming the 6th and final season next week and I can’t wait for you all to come along with us on one last ride. All the Love.

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