'How To Get Away With Murder' to end after 6th season

Viola Davis. (Getty Images)
Viola Davis. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – How to Get Away with Murder, with Viola Davis in the lead role and seen on 1Magic (DStv 103) will end with the after season 6 set to air in September.

On Thursday America's ABC network in a press release announced that the sixth season of the drama series would be its last.

The final season will follow Professor Annalise Keating's class through their last semester in law school, "while the deception, fear and guilt binding Professor Keating to her students prove deadlier than ever".

During the series' run, Viola won the 2015 Primetime Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series which cemented her name in history as the first woman of colour to win an Emmy award in the category.

In addition to the Emmy, she has been honoured with two SAG Awards, a People's Choice Award and an NAACP Image Award for her portrayal of Annalise Keating.

The actress shared a heartwarming post on Instagram thanking the cast and creators. 

Alongside a video she wrote: "This show has been the ride of my life! I am so proud to have been a part of a team of disrupters. Thank you for creating a character that could not be defined, someone bold, smart, sexual, messy, flawed, relatable, and complicated. Thank you for creating a WOMAN. Love to ALL of our fans. And to my co stars, my peers you are the finest group of actors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Alright let's take a well deserved bow."


"Viola Davis made television history with her unforgettable portrayal of iconic female antihero Annalise Keating," says Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. "I am eternally grateful to her, Pete Nowalk and Shondaland for creating and bringing to life such a smart, sophisticated and groundbreaking series".

Series creator Pete Nowalk says "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."

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