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How to Get Away With Murder Season 6: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

Updated May 11, 2019
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‘How to Get Away With Murder’ is a critically acclaimed American drama television series that airs on the ABC network. Created by Peter Nowalk, the show focuses on a law professor who, along with five of her students, gets entwined in a murder case.

A relatively old show, Season 1 of ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ aired on September 25, 2014, and clocked an average viewership of 11.40 million. Understandably, ABC renewed the show for Season 2, which premiered September 24, 2015, and again saw a brilliant average viewership of 10.26 million. Subsequently, Seasons 3 and 4 were released in back-to-back years, on September 22, 2016 and September 28, 2017. Then, on May 11, 2018, ABC renewed the show for a fifth season, which premiered on September 27, 2018. Now, fans and critics alike are wondering whether ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ will return for a sixth season. Here’s everything we know about it.

How To Get Away With Murder Cast: Who is in it?

‘How to Get Away With Murder’ has an ensemble cast of some brilliant actors and actresses, and has quite a few main characters.

Leading the pack is Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis, who stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at the Middleton University. Playing the roles of her student interns Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo (called the Keating Five) are Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza Respectively. After featuring heavily in Seasons 1 and 2, Connor Ricamora, who plays the role of Oliver Hampton, was also promoted to the main cast of the show is Season 3.

Additionally, Billy Brown plays the role of hardened detective Nate Lahey, Charlie Weber plays Frank Delfino, Liza Weil plays Bonnie Winterbottom, Amirah Vann plays Tegan Price, Katie Findlay plays Rebecca Sutter, Timothy Hutton plays Emmett Crawford, and Rome Flynn plays Gabriel Maddox.

Apart from these characters, there are minor characters who make recurring and episodic appearances throughout the show. If ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ gets renewed for Season 6, we expect most of the aforementioned cast members to make a comeback and reprise their roles, except for those who have lost a place in the show owing to its plot.

How To Get Away With Murder Plot: What is it about?

In the show, Annalise Keating is shown to be a prodigious criminal lawyer who is also a professor of law at the Middleton University in Pennsylvania. Brilliant, charismatic, creative, and passionate, Annalise shows no fear inside or outside the courtroom, and all budding criminal lawyers who have heard of her aspire to be her. Interestingly, Annalise does offer students a chance to work with her – every year, she takes five of the best minds to intern with her, and the show focuses on a particular batch of students which includes Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo. The students work with two of Annalise’s associates, Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom.

However, the internship turns nightmarish after a beautiful Middleton University co-ed student called Lila Stangard gets murdered, and Wes becomes entangled with his mysterious neighbor Rebecca Sutter, who is prime murder suspect. This murder case rocks the entire university, and another murder is committed by Annalise’s interns for reasons we are not revealing (we don’t want to spoil the intense suspense of the show). As the show progresses, Rebecca, too disappears, and the five interns must move on with their lives, despite reeling from the mysterious circumstances of Rebecca’s disappearance. However, unknown to the students, Annalise and Frank are aware of the fact that Rebecca did not disappear, but was actually murdered, and the duo try to get to the bottom of it. Things are further complicated when Annalise takes on two new clients, a brother-sister duo accused of killing their parents.

With each season of the show, Annalise and her students have to contend with their dark pasts, their secrets, and the murders they have masked. Further, each season generally sees Annalise taking up a new client, which builds on the events of the earlier seasons, and makes the show a complex, gripping one, that is bound to leave you addicted to finding out what happens next. Bringing the extremely well-written show to life are the powerful performances by the cast members, especially Viola Davis, who makes the dark, mysterious, and brilliant character of Annalise feel flesh-and-blood.

Each and every season of ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ has found immense favor among television critics, and the show has a brilliant average score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, with Seasons 4 and 5 enjoying perfect scores. Viewers, too, have been left hooked by the intense crime thriller, and the show enjoys a solid overall rating of 8.2/10 after over 100,000 votes on IMDb.

That’s not all. ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ has also been nominated for numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Awards, and has gone on to win several of them, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Primetime Emmy Award.

How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘How to Get Away With Murder’ season 5 premiered on September 27, 2018. As far as next season is concerned, we have good news for the fans. On May 10, 2019, ABC confirmed that the show has been renewed for another season. This news was not really a surprise for us considering Season 5 of the show ends with such a cliffhanger that ABC simply cannot cancel the show without giving fans closure. Show creator Peter Nowalk had hinted about the same when he said, “That’s a huge mystery as we go into another season, which fingers crossed we’ll get. Obviously, we wrote it with the plan that we would get another season. That [Season 5 cliffhanger] would be a terrible ending.” 

As far as the release date is concerned, we expect ABC to adhere to precedents set by previous seasons, and predict a late September 2019 release for ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Season 6. We will update this section when ABC officially announces the Season 6 release date. 

How to Get Away With Murder Trailer:

While we wait for ABC to confirm Season 6 of ‘How to Get Away With Murder’, here is the trailer for Season 5 to give you a glimpse into the intense crime thriller and the story thus far.

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