This page is dedicated to the fifth season of ABC's How to Get Away with Murder. The series was renewed for a fifth season on May 11, 2018, by ABC.[14]

Storyline InformationEdit

  • Showrunner Pete Nowalk promised flashforwards that will be “twisty, and more fun... They’re a different tone, and it’s something that we’ve set up."[6]
  • A wedding for Connor and Oliver.[6]
  • More flashbacks involving Sam and Annalise's marriage.[6]
  • Annalise's class action lawsuit storyline will continue. "Some" of the season will be looking at the retrying of the cases involved in her class action.[15]
  • The scratches on Laurel's arm will be explored.[16]
  • When the series returns, the Keating 4 will most likely have started or are starting their third year at law school. Nowalk then went on to say that they might have even finished their third year; subsequently, he is unsure how large (or short) the time jump will be.[16]
    • Nowalk doubts very much that Annalise would return to teaching.[16]
  • The origins of Gabriel Maddox won’t necessarily be answered at the start of the season. Nowalk teases that he wants the audience to get to know the character before [we] learn his origins.[16]
  • Laurel will be in this season, even though Karla had a newborn a few months ago.[17]
  • According to an article when Amirah Vann was promoted, her character Tegan Price, will make the character's lives more complicated.[12]

Season SummaryEdit


Season 5 picks up after Annalise’s (Viola Davis) class action victory in the Supreme Court, with Michaela (Aja Naomi King), Connor (Jack Falahee), Asher (Matt McGorry) and Laurel (Karla Souza) moving on with the next chapter of their lives. Per ABC’s logline: a new mystery involving one of their own will unfold, as relationships are fractured and new secrets are exposed.

Created and executive produced by Peter Nowalk (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy), How to Get Away with Murder stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, 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. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers serve as executive producers.[9]


For a breakdown of the characters' appearances, check here.
For a list of all of the cast and crew members, check here.


Guest StarringEdit





No. Title Directed by Written by Airdate Viewers (mill)
1 "Your Funeral"[4] Stephen Cragg[4] Pete Nowalk[4] September 27, 2018[3] TBD
2 "Episode 502" Mike Smith[18] Sarah L. Thompson[18] October 4, 2018[20] TBD
3 "Episode 503" TBA TBA October 11, 2018[20] TBD
4 "Episode 504" TBA TBA October 18, 2018[20] TBD
5 "Episode 505" TBA TBA October 25, 2018[20] TBD

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Continuing with TGIT, How to Get Away With Murder will air once again on Thursdays at 10pm.[21]
  • According to Pete Nowalk's Instagram story, production on season 5 begun around May 14, 2018.[22]
  • Filming is set to start on July 9, 2018, according to a source from Conrad Ricamora.[23] However, this was proven false when another source said that filming wouldn’t begin until July 19, 2018 and conclude on February 15, 2019.[24]
  • It is currently unknown whether Karla Souza (Laurel Castillo) will return to the show or if she does in what capacity after the birth of her first child on April 19, 2018. This is because they will have started filming in July 2018, just 3 months after the birth. However, there has been no news of a kind of departure, so it can be assumed that she is set to return in season 5.
    • During the first episode, "Your Funeral" table read, photos were released of the cast during the table read itself of which Karla Souza can be seen meaning that she is set to return in the same capacity as she normally does dispite her recently giving birth.[11]
  • Rome Flynn, the actor who portrays Gabriel Maddox, was promoted to series regular this season after his initial guest appearance in the Season 4 finale, "Nobody Else Is Dying".[7]
    • He is also the first cast member to be promoted to series regular since Conrad Ricamora's (Oliver Hampton) promotion in Season 3. This gives a total number of overall main cast members over the 5 seasons of 12.
  • Amirah Vann made the second actor to be promoted to main cast following Rome Flynn's promotion for season 5. This was announced on July 18, 2018; Vann was an actress who appeared in multiple episodes in the previous season as Tegan Price.[12]
  • Dispite Shonda Rhimes not paying as much attention to the show possibly due to her move to Netflix, meaning that she hasn’t taken part in the "day-to-day operations of the show for a while," she will remain as an executive producer for it’s fifth season.[16]
  • Timothy Hutton was the third actor to made a series regular this season, first announced on July 30, 2018.[9] This brings the total amount to 14, with Hutton being the first addition to the main cast to have not previously served as a guest star.





  1. The SpoilerTV 2018/19 Potential Episode Counts Table by SpoilerTV (July 13, 2018)
  2. Returning Shows: 2018-19 Episode Orders by TVLine (July 17, 2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 ABC Announces Fall 2018 Premiere Dates by Assassin, SpoilerTV (July 24, 2018)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5
  5. 5.0 5.1
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 ‘HTGAWM’ Creator On Possible Season 5: “A New Mystery…Twisty & More Fun” by Antonia Blyth, Deadline (March 14, 2018)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 ‘How To Get Away With Murder’: Rome Flynn Upped To Series Regular For Season 5 by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline (June 7, 2018)
  8. 8.0 8.1
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 ‘How To Get Away With Murder’: Timothy Hutton Joins As Series Regular In Season 5 by Denise Petski, Deadline (July 30, 2018)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 More of this to come... #Repost @mattmcgorry by @ajanaomi_king, Instagram (May 17, 2018)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 First table read of the season. View looks good from here! by @htgawm_writers, Instagram (May 14, 2018)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 ‘How To Get Away With Murder’: Amirah Vann Upped To Series Regular For Season 5 by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline (July 18, 2018)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Spoiler Room: Scoop on Arrow, The Blacklist, Once Upon a Time and more by Natalie Abrams, EW (May 17, 2018)
  14. How to Get Away With Murder - Renewed for a 5th Season by Nirat Anop, SpoilerTV (May 11, 2018)
  15. 15.0 15.1 How to Get Away With Murder boss on the show's new big mystery by Natalie Abrams, EW (March 15, 2018)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 What 'How to Get Away With Murder' Season 5 Could Look Like After That Finale Cliffhanger by Jean Bentley, The Hollywood Reporter (March 15, 2018)
  17. THIS. IS. HAPPENING 😍 #HTGAWM 📸 Photo Credit: @ajanaomi_king by @howtogetawaywithmurder, Instagram (July 14, 2018)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3
  19. Huge Happy Birthday to our new writer/Co-Executive Producer @maisha_closson !! by @htgawm_writers, Instagram (August 16, 2018)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 How to Get Away With Murder Listings -
  21. ABC Announces Fall 2018 Schedule by Assassin, SpoilerTV (May 15, 2018)
  22. First week of season 5 done 😳😳😳 by @petenowalk, Instagram (May 20, 2018)
  24. Production Dates - Various Shows by Christopher, SpoilerTV (July 05, 2018)