The season consists of a total of fifteen episodes and premiered on September 22, 2016.
Murder, deception, fear and guilt are the ties that bind Middleton University Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) to her long-time associates Frank Delfino, Bonnie Winterbottom and her students, the “Keating 5.” But as the group struggles to move on with their lives and focus on their clients, their past continues to haunt them. With Wallace Mahoney’s murder unsolved and Frank’s whereabouts still unknown, Annalise and her inner circle struggle to keep their secrets from getting exposed. Relationships will be fractured, lies will spin out of control, and a shocking, new mystery will upend their entire lives.
“How to Get Away with Murder” stars Academy Award-winner Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, 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 and Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton.
The series is created and executive produced by Pete Nowalk (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”). Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Bill D'Elia (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”) also serve as executive producers. “How to Get Away with Murder” is produced by ABC Studios.
- Toni Torres - Detective Phillipe (3/15)
- Michael Peter Bolus - Butch Man (2/15)
- Chet Grissom - Mike Richardson (2/15)
- Keiko Elizabeth - Dr. Huang (1/15)
- Peter Nowalk ("We're Good People Now", "Wes (episode)")
- Angela Robinson ("There Are Worse Things Than Murder")
- Joe Fazzio ("Always Bet Black", "He Made a Terrible Mistake")
- Erika Green Swafford ("Don't Tell Annalise")
- J. C. Lee ("It's About Frank")
- Fernande Coppel ("Is Someone Really Dead?")
- Erika Harrison ("Call It Mother's Intuition")
- Morenike Balogun ("No More Blood")
- Michael Foley ("Who's Dead?")
- Sarah L. Thompson ("We're Bad People")
- Abby Ajayi ("Not Everything's About Annalise")
- Daniel Robinson ("Go Cry Somewhere Else")
- Brendan Kelly ("It's War")
- Bill D'Elia ("We're Good People Now", "Who's Dead?", "Wes (episode)")
- Zetna Fuentes ("There Are Worse Things Than Murder")
- Stephen Cragg ("Always Bet Black")
- Kevin Rodney Sullivan ("Don't Tell Annalise")
- Jann Turner ("It's About Frank")
- Sharat Raju ("Is Someone Really Dead?")
- Mike Smith ("Call It Mother's Intuition")
- Jet Wilkinson ("No More Blood", "He Made a Terrible Mistake")
- Jennifer Getzinger ("We're Bad People")
- Nicole Rubio ("Not Everything's About Annalise")
- Cherie Nowlan ("Go Cry Somewhere Else")
- Hanelle Culpepper ("It's War")
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Airdate||Viewers (mill)|
|1||"We're Good People Now"||Bill D'Elia||Pete Nowalk||September 22, 2016||5.11|
|With Wallace Mahoney's murder unsolved and Frank's whereabouts unknown, the "Keating 5" struggle to move on with their lives as they enter into their second year of law school. Meanwhile, Annalise's reputation at Middleton University is on the line, so she creates a criminal law clinic where the students will compete to try their own pro bono cases. Annalise also wrestles with a decision involving Frank that could change everything.|
|2||"There Are Worse Things Than Murder"||Zetna Fuentes||Angela Robinson||September 29, 2016||4.33|
|With her job on the line, Annalise fights back against the Middleton University Board. Meanwhile, secrets are exposed as the Keating 5 compete to take on the case of a battered woman accused of murdering her husband.|
|3||"Always Bet Black"||Stephen Cragg||Joe Fazzio||October 6, 2016||4.40|
|Annalise presents her class with a high-profile murder case that pushes even the Keating 5's morals, while Laurel makes a shocking discovery through an unlikely source.|
|4||"Don't Tell Annalise"||Kevin Rodney Sullivan||Erika Green Swafford||October 13, 2016||4.00|
|The fate of a young client is jeopardized after the Philadelphia Bar Association disciplinary board discovers damaging information about Annalise. Meanwhile, Frank commits a shocking act that someone close to him must deal with.|
|5||"It's About Frank"||Jann Turner||J. C. Lee||October 20, 2016||4.29|
|The mystery behind the Annalise "killer" flyers takes a surprising twist. Meanwhile, Frank's troubled past is exposed and a shocking new discovery changes everything about the night of the fire.|
|6||"Is Someone Really Dead?"||Sharat Raju||Fernande Coppel||October 27, 2016||4.07|
|A revelation in the Wallace Mahoney murder rattles Annalise and the Keating 5, as the team takes on the case of a veteran facing assault charges.|
|7||"Call It Mother's Intuition"||Mike Smith||Erika Harrison||November 3, 2016||4.08|
|Annalise and her students take on a case defending siblings who have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder against their mother. Meanwhile, Frank's actions lead to a painful consequence.|
|8||"No More Blood"||Jet Wilkinson||Morenike Balogun||November 10, 2016||4.32|
|Annalise and Bonnie turn to an unlikely source for help, bringing the tension among the Keating 5 to a head. Meanwhile, Annalise takes on a surprising client.|
|9||"Who's Dead?"||Bill D'Elia||Michael Foley||November 17, 2016||4.95|
|Annalise receives a tip about A.D.A. Atwood that leads to a heated confrontation with Nate. Meanwhile, the deadly events leading up to Annalise's house fire reveal who's under the sheet.|
|10||"We're Bad People"||Jennifer Getzinger||Sarah L. Thompson||January 26, 2017||5.41|
|With Annalise in jail facing arson and first-degree murder charges, the D.A.'s office continues to build their case against her, and the police investigate what happened to Wes on the night of the house fire. Meanwhile, the Keating 4 try to cope with the devastating realization that one of their own is dead.|
|11||"Not Everything's About Annalise"||Nicole Rubio||Abby Ajayi||February 2, 2017||4.69|
|Annalise reaches her breaking point as she struggles to adapt to her new reality behind bars, but a surprise confession to Wes' murder could change everything. Meanwhile, the K4 find their own freedom at risk as they discover the D.A.'s investigation is much bigger than they imagined.|
|12||"Go Cry Somewhere Else"||Cherie Nowlan||Daniel Robinson||February 9, 2017||4.92|
|Tensions in the courtroom run high, as the prosecution seeks to bring forth a new charge against [[Annalise Keating]|Annalise]]. Meanwhile, Nate uncovers a crucial piece of information that could threaten his own innocence.|
|13||"It's War"||Hanelle Culpepper||Brendan Kelly||February 16, 2017||4.66|
|After being robbed of her power, Annalise makes it her mission to take down DA Denver and ADA Atwood. Meanwhile, Asher, Connor, Michaela, Laurel and Oliver continue to wrestle with the weight of Wes' unsolved murder, and Nate makes a shocking discovery on.|
|14||"He Made a Terrible Mistake"||Jet Wilkinson||Joe Fazzio||February 23, 2017||4.92|
|Annalise tries to ward off a surprising new angle in the D.A.'s case. Meanwhile, alliances shift amongst the Keating 4, as they discover crucial information about the circumstances surrounding Wes's death.|
|15||"Wes"||Bill D'Elia||Pete Nowalk||February 23, 2017||4.92|
|Annalise and the Keating 4 test the limits of how far they'll go to save themselves while the chilling details from the night of the fire reveal who killed Wes.|
Notes and TriviaEdit
- After the second-season finale, it was confirmed that every series regular was expected to return for the third season.
- On March 18, 2016, it was announced that Conrad Ricamora who portrays Oliver Hampton had been upgraded to a series-regular for the third season following his initial guest appearances in the previous two seasons.
- Production began on May 27, 2016, when showrunner Peter Nowalk announced, on Twitter, that the writing staff was in full swing mapping and writing the third season.
- The table read for the premiere happened on July 6, 2016, and filming started a week later.
- This is the final season to list Alfred Enoch (Wes Gibbins) as main cast. His small appearance in Season 4 was credited as guest starring. This is the second main cast departure in the series, the first being Katie Findlay in Season 1.
- This season focuses more on the relationships of the characters rather than the plot itself. This is because Peter Nowalk wanted to change the nature of the show and move the focus from Wes and Annalise's relationship. This is also why Wes was killed off.
- United Kingdom: July 13, 2017 - TBA