The How to Get Away with Murder title card.
How to Get Away with Murder is an American serial legal drama series created by Peter Nowalk.
Annalise Keating (Academy-Award Nominee Viola Davis) is everything you hope your Criminal Law professor will be - brilliant, passionate, creative and charismatic. She's also everything you don't expect - sexy, glamorous, unpredictable, and dangerous. As fearless in the courtroom as she is in the classroom, Annalise is a defense attorney who represents the most hardened, violent criminals - people who've committed everything from fraud to arson to murder - and she'll do almost anything to win their freedom. On the surface, Annalise seems like she has it all - a successful career and loving husband, Sam (Tom Verica) - but her relationship with a local Philadelphia detective, Nate (Billy Brown), will force her to confront secrets about her life she never saw coming.
Each year, Annalise selects a group of the smartest, most promising students to come work at her law firm. The students vying for this coveted position include Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), a wide-eyed, likable boy-next-door recently accepted off the waitlist; Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), a confident, ambitious overachiever born knowing how to "lean in"; Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), a sly, sophisticated heartbreaker used to getting any prize he lays his eyes on; Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), a quiet, sensitive idealist who's easy to underestimate; and Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), an entitled know-it-all born into a world of Ivy League educations and country club memberships. The students all work under two of Annalise's dedicated associates: Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber), a local Philly boy done good; and Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil), a sweet, observant team-player with a hidden edge.
Early in the first season, Wes will become entangled with his mysterious neighbor, Rebecca (Katie Findlay), after she becomes the main suspect in the murder of a beautiful university coed. Annalise's involvement with Rebecca's case will challenge her students' values, convictions, and dreams, as she teaches them the dark truth about the law and our justice system. It's worth it though. Working for Annalise is the opportunity of a lifetime, one that can change the course of our students' lives forever, which is exactly what happens when they find themselves involved in a murder plot that will rock the entire university.
Season 1 (2014-2015)
Main article: Season 1
Season 2 (2015-2016)
Main article: Season 2
Season 3 (2016-2017)
Main article: Season 3
Main cast and characters
How to Get Away with Murder features a large ensemble of cast members, listed below are the ten actors of the series who have, at some point, been credited under "Starring", indicating that they are main cast members. They are ordered alphabetically.
- Billy Brown - Nate Lahey
- Viola Davis - Annalise Keating
- Alfred Enoch - Wes Gibbins
- Jack Falahee - Connor Walsh
- Katie Findlay - Rebecca Sutter (season 1; recurring afterwards)
- Aja Naomi King - Michaela Pratt
- Matt McGorry - Asher Millstone
- Karla Souza - Laurel Castillo
- Charlie Weber - Frank Delfino
- Liza Weil - Bonnie Winterbottom
- Conrad Ricamora - Oliver Hampton (season 1-2: recurring; Season 3: starring)