What’s in store for How to Get Away with Murder season 6? In the ABC drama, Viola Davis plays the Philadelphia law professor Annalise Keating, one of network TV’s most iconic characters of the past few years. As the show's title suggests, Annalise has to put the theory she teaches into practice when she and her students become embroiled in a murder plot.
Created by Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy producer Peter Nowalk, and produced by Shonda Rhimes, How to Get Away with Murder is a suspenseful look at the difficulties of a criminal cover-up. While Davis has earned numerous accolades for her lead performance, the ABC series’ ratings have steadily declined since its 2014 network premiere. After five seasons and 75 episodes, How to Get Away with Murder season 6 is seemingly in TV limbo.
How to Get Away with Murder season 5 ends with a convenient set-up for a new batch of episodes. Laurel and baby Christopher are gone, while Emmett Crawford has been poisoned. Here’s everything we know so far about How to Get Away with Murder season 6.
How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Renewal
How to Get Away with Murder season 6 hasn’t yet officially been ordered by ABC. But fans shouldn’t worry too much, as the network is probably waiting until May upfronts to announce the official fall schedule. For example, How to Get Away with Murder season 4 concluded on March 15, 2018, and was renewed the following May.
While three of the past seasons were ordered before May, ABC probably wants to assess the full picture, since How to Get Away With Murder has lost some of its pop culture momentum after 75 episodes.
How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Release Date
If ABC orders How to Get Away with Murder 6, the season premiere would undoubtedly air during the last week of September, just like the first five seasons. Specifically, How to Get Away with Murder 6 will likely air between September 23 - September 27, 2019.
How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Story
Even if How to Get Away with Murder season 6 never airs on ABC, fans can probably expect some type of continuation. Creator Nowalk has been on record about a potential movie, stating “I’d do it on my iPhone if I had to.”
As of now, How to Get Away with Murder season 6 has plenty of loose ends to address, such as the aforementioned disappearances and poisoning. Nowalk has stated that the latest season was indeed meant to set up How to Get Away with Murder season 6, and that he doesn’t want a “a terrible ending." However, it’s interesting that Nowalk didn’t write the season 5 finale, “Please Say No One Else Is Dead.” How to Get Away with Murder’s first four seasons ended with a Nowalk-written episode, but the latest storyline was written by Joe Fazzio.