How to Get Away with Murder is an American television drama that aired on ABC since September 25, 2014.
For her portrayal of Annalise Keating on the show, Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" along with winning two SAG Awards for "Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series" & an Image Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series."
About the show
Annalise Keating is a prominent criminal defense attorney and a law professor at Middleton University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She selects five students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone and Laurel Castillo. They work with Annalise's employees, Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom, an associate lawyer.
The series' first nine episodes alternate between the present-day timeline in medias res, depicting Wes, Connor, Michaela, and Laurel (The Keating 4) covering up Sam's murder by disposing of his body, and the flashbacks detailing the course of events leading up to Sam's death: Annalise becomes involved in the Lila Stangard investigation at Wes' urging, leading her to discover Sam's affair and creating suspicion that he killed Lila.
The final six episodes explore Annalise's attempt to help her interns cover up Sam's murder and legally implicate Sam in Lila's death and flashbacks to Lila's final moments before her murder.
The first nine episodes of the second season focuses on Annalise's case of the Caleb and Catherine Hapstall, and their alleged involvement in the death of their adoptive parents. Wes in the meantime, teams up with Rebecca's foster brother to try and find Rebecca. Connor struggles with his relationship with Oliver, while Asher works with A.D.A. Emily Sinclair in order to protect his secrets.
In the mid-season finale, Emily Sinclair is murdered and Annalise helps cover it up at the expense of her being shot in the stomach by Wes.
The second part of the second season focuses on Wes' investigation around his mother's suicide ten years ago, and it is revealed from flashbacks how involved Annalise was with the suicide of Wes' mother.
The season ends with Annalise finding out that it was Frank that was responsible for her being in a car accident and losing her baby and Annalise sends him away. Michaela and Asher hook up, and Wes meets up with his biological father right before his father is shot dead by an unknown shooter.
The first nine episodes of the third season focuses on the aftermath of Wallace Mahoney's death, as well as a new mystery revolving around Annalise's house burning down and who was found dead inside.
The events leading up to it involve Annalise starting a free legal clinic & struggling with alcoholism. Oliver starts working for Annalise and he also leaves Connor when becoming disgusted with himself. Michaela and Asher's relationship starts to progress, as does Wes & Laurel's and Frank starts working to repent for causing the death of Annalise's child. Ultimately, it's revealed that Wes died, but he was killed before the fire.
- Viola Davis as Annalise Keating
- Billy Brown as Nate Lahey
- Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins
- Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh
- Katie Findlay as Rebecca Sutter
- 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
- Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton