How to Get Away with Murder
|How to Get Away with Murder|
|Created by||Peter Nowalk|
Aja Naomi King
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Shonda Rhimes
|Running time||43 minutes (approx.)|
|Production company(s)||ABC Studios
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)
Dolby Digital 5.1
|Original airing||September 25, 2014|
How to Get Away with Murder is an upcoming American legal drama series that will debut on ABC during the 2014–15 television season, set to premiere on September 25, 2014. Created by ShondaLand writer Peter Nowalk and from executive producer Shonda Rhimes and distributed by ABC Studios, the series stars Viola Davis as a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who with her students becomes entwined in a murder plot. The series will air in the post–Shonda Rhimes' Scandal slot on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.
On August 19, 2013, ABC bought the original concept from Shondaland Productions, produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The script for the pilot episode was written by Grey’s Anatomy supervising producer Peter Nowalk. ABC ordered the pilot on December 19, 2013. The pilot episode was filmed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Collegeville, Pennsylvania at Ursinus College; it was directed by Michael Offer. On May 8, 2014, ABC picked up the pilot to series for the 2014–15 television season.
Matt McGorry was the first regular member to be cast, being announced on January 31, 2014. He plays the role of Asher, one of the students. On February 6, Aja Naomi King from ABC's medical drama Black Box, was cast as one of the law students, the ambitious and confident Michaela Pratt. On February 12 Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch and Karla Souza were cast as other students. On February 24, Charlie Weber got regular role of Frank, associate of the professor. On February 25, announced that Shonda Rhimes cast Viola Davis in the leading role of show. Liza Weil from Shonda Rhimes' Scandal was cast as one of the professor’s two associates on February 27, and on March 1, Katie Findlay has won role of other student on pilot. In next day, Billy Brown was cast in the final series regular role of Annalise's love interest.
How to Get Away with Murder will air on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ABC pushed Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., creating an all-night block of Shonda Rhimes-produced dramas airing on Thursdays, a rarity in American television. It was announced July 14, 2014 that the series will debut September 25, 2014. In Canada, the series will air with sim-subbing of advertising in same timeslot on CTV.
Cast and characters
The show features an ensemble cast with Viola Davis as lead actress.
- Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating
- Billy Brown as Nate Leahy
- Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins
- Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh
- Katie Findlay as Rebecca
- Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt
- Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone
- Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo
- Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino
- Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom
- Tom Verica as Tom Keating, Annalise’s husband
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Nielsen ratings||DVD release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Viewers (millions)||Rank||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||13||September 25, 2014||March 2015||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Pilot"||Michael Offer||Peter Nowalk||September 25, 2014||TBA|
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