ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder is wrapping up with its 6th and final season.
The series, starring Viola Davis, is ending its run along with another ABC hit show, Modern Family, during the 2019 – 2020 broadcast season.
The network announced news of the TV drama’s forthcoming end last Thursday. Showrunner Pete Nowalk has 15 more episodes in the show’s last season for fans to enjoy.
President of ABC Entertainment Karey Burke paid tribute to Davis in a statement.
“Viola Davis made television history with her unforgettable portrayal of iconic female antihero Annalise Keating,” Burke said. “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.”
As for Nowalk, the showrunner revealed that it was a difficult move to end the series.
“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do — as it did here,” said the writer and producer. “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.”
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.