After five seasons, Viola Davis' Prof. Annalise Keating will be leading her students on a final, season-long lesson when ABC's How to Get Away With Murder returns on Thursday, September 25, for what will be its sixth and final season. Small problem? This season's "teachable moments" could prove deadly enough that graduation is the least of their concerns. Debuting in 2014 from series creator/showrunner Peter Nowalk and executive producer by Shonda Rhimes, How to Get Away With Murder follows a Philadelphia law professor who finds herself embroiled in the deadly dealings of her students – as well as her own.
"Viola Davis made television history with her unforgettable portrayal of iconic female antihero Annalise Keating. 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."
– Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment
Here's a look at the teaser for the final season of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, set to return on Thursday, September 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT:
"Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do — as it did here. 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."
– Pete Nowalk, Series Creator/Showrunner
ABC's How to Get Away With Murder returns for its final season on Thursday, September 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.