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.
For a breakdown of the characters' appearances, check here.
|Image||Title||Original Airdate||U.S. Viewers|
|1. "We're Good People Now"||September 22, 2016|| |
Plot: 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"||September 29, 2016|| |
Plot: 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"||October 6, 2016|| |
|4. "Don't Tell Annalise"||October 13, 2016|| |
Plot: 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"||October 20, 2016|| |
Plot: 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?"||October 27, 2016|| |
|7. "Call It Mother's Intuition"||November 3, 2016|| |
Plot: 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"||November 10, 2016|| |
|9. "Who's Dead?"||November 17, 2016|| |
|10. "We're Bad People"||January 26, 2017|| |
Plot: 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"||February 2, 2017|| |
Plot: 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"||February 9, 2017|| |
Plot: 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"||February 16, 2017|| |
Plot: 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"||February 23, 2017|| |
Plot: 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"||February 23, 2017|| |
Notes and Trivia
- A deal was made between ABC and Viola Davis that the series would be a limited series with only 15 or 16 episodes per season.
- 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.
- ↑ http://tvline.com/2016/03/03/abc-renewed-series-2016-greys-anatomy-shield/
- ↑ http://www.spoilertv.com/2016/08/how-to-get-away-with-murder-season-3.html
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TVGuide/status/489095092636876801
- ↑ http://deadline.com/2014/10/how-to-get-away-with-murder-blackish-full-season-1-orders-abc-848758/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/petenowalk/status/736307875643981825
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHf4Se9gGSB/?taken-by=petenowalk
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BHvZmt3Aygk/?taken-by=petenowalk