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.[3]

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."[4]
    • Nowalk later states that this flashforward will also be a party and that "something bad happens there."[5]
  • A wedding for Connor and Oliver.[4]
  • More flashbacks involving Sam and Annalise's marriage.[4]
  • 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.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • According to an article when Amirah Vann was promoted, her character Tegan Price, will make the character's lives more complicated.[9]
  • Emmett Crawford will play a major part in Annalise' "new life," following her Supreme Court victory.[10]
  • Now that Michaela and Asher have split up, seemingly for good, “there’s still [Scandal‘s] Marcus on Michaela’s mind,” Nowalk says. “We’ll find out what happens [between them] early in our season.”[5]
  • Connor's sister Gemma Walsh will be attending the Coliver Wedding.[11]

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, Betsy Beers and Stephen Cragg serve as executive producers.[12]


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


Guest StarringEdit

Episodic CastEdit






No. Title Directed by Written by Airdate Viewers (mill)
1 "Your Funeral" Stephen Cragg Pete Nowalk September 27, 2018 2.93[17]
Your Funeral Annalise selects students for her new legal clinic at Middleton and juggles job offers from competing firms, all while the Keating 4 attempt to move on from last semester’s turmoil. And in a startling flash-forward, a new mystery is introduced and it shakes things up for everyone.
2 "Whose Blood Is That?" Mike Smith Sarah L. Thompson October 4, 2018 3.02[18]
Whose Blood Is That Annalise preps to defend her first class action plaintiff and adjusts to the politics of the new job; Frank is suspicious of Gabriel and does some investigating of his own; Asher complicates Bonnie's new life away from Annalise.
3 "The Baby Was Never Dead" Valerie Weiss Erika Harrison October 11, 2018 3.28[19]
The Baby Was Never Dead Annalise and Emmett defend a wealthy CEO accused of killing his business partner, while the governor goes after Annalise and puts her new caseload and legal clinic in jeopardy. Bonnie struggles to accept her budding romance, and Asher tries to outmaneuver his old mentor.
4 "It's Her Kid"[20] Cherie Nowlan[14] Maisha Closson[14] October 18, 2018[21] TBD
It's Her Kid Annalise and Nate try to get Nate's dad a psych evaluation so they can have his murder case retried under an insanity plea; Michaela tries to convince Tegan to give her a chance to earn her trust back.
5 "It Was the Worst Day of My Life" TBA TBA October 25, 2018[21] TBD
6 "We Can Find Him"[22] Jonathan Brown[15] Tess Leibowitz[15] November 1, 2018[21] TBD
5Poster5 When Annalise receives a call from Governor Birkhead, she's forced to weigh an interesting offer; Bonnie reunites with her sister; Connor and Oliver try to keep their cool while their mothers are in town.
7 "I Got Played"[21] TBA TBA November 8, 2018[21] TBD
8 "Episode 508" TBA TBA November 15, 2018[21] TBD

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Continuing with TGIT, How to Get Away With Murder will air once again on Thursdays at 10pm.[23]
  • According to Pete Nowalk's Instagram story, production on season 5 begun around May 14, 2018.[24]
  • Filming is set to start on July 9, 2018, according to a source from Conrad Ricamora.[25] However, this was proven false when another source said that filming wouldn’t begin until July 19, 2018 and conclude on February 15, 2019.[26]
  • 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.[27]
  • 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".[28]
    • 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.[9]
  • 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.[8]
  • Timothy Hutton was the third actor to made a series regular this season, first announced on July 30, 2018.[12] 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.
  • Though it was teased by various BTS photos from the cast, it was confirmed via the first episode's ("Your Funeral") press release that director Stephen Cragg has been promoted to Executive Producer alongside Betsy Beers, Shonda Rhimes and Peter Nowalk.[29]





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  2. Returning Shows: 2018-19 Episode Orders by TVLine (July 17, 2018)
  3. How to Get Away With Murder - Renewed for a 5th Season by Nirat Anop, SpoilerTV (May 11, 2018)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ‘HTGAWM’ Creator On Possible Season 5: “A New Mystery…Twisty & More Fun” by Antonia Blyth, Deadline (March 14, 2018)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fall TV Spoilers 2018: Scoop on 40 Returning Favorites - TVLine
  6. Spoiler Room: Scoop on Arrow, The Blacklist, Once Upon a Time and more by Natalie Abrams, EW (May 17, 2018)
  7. How to Get Away With Murder boss on the show's new big mystery by Natalie Abrams, EW (March 15, 2018)
  8. 8.0 8.1 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)
  9. 9.0 9.1 ‘How To Get Away With Murder’: Amirah Vann Upped To Series Regular For Season 5 by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline (July 18, 2018)
  10. Spoilers on Good Place, Empire, 9-1-1, Lucifer, The Flash, Supernatural, NCIS, TWD and More - TVLine
  12. 12.0 12.1 ‘How To Get Away With Murder’: Timothy Hutton Joins As Series Regular In Season 5 by Denise Petski, Deadline (July 30, 2018)
  13. Huge Happy Birthday to our new writer/Co-Executive Producer @maisha_closson !! by @htgawm_writers, Instagram (August 16, 2018)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 How to Get Away With Murder - Episode 5.04 - It's Her Kid - Press Release - SpoilerTV
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "How to Get Away With Murder - Episode 5.06 - We Can Find Him - Synopsis" - SpoilerTV
  16. 16.0 16.1
  17. Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Thursday 27th September 2018 - SpoilerTV
  18. Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Thursday 4th October 2018 - SpoilerTV
  19. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Thursday 11th October 2018" - SpoilerTV
  20. How to Get Away With Murder - Episode 5.04 - Title Revealed - SpoilerTV
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 How to Get Away With Murder Listings -
  22. HTGAWM Episode Titles (@fyeahtgawm) - Twitter
  23. ABC Announces Fall 2018 Schedule by Assassin, SpoilerTV (May 15, 2018)
  24. First week of season 5 done 😳😳😳 by @petenowalk, Instagram (May 20, 2018)
  26. Production Dates - Various Shows by Christopher, SpoilerTV (July 05, 2018)
  27. First table read of the season. View looks good from here! by @htgawm_writers, Instagram (May 14, 2018)
  28. ‘How To Get Away With Murder’: Rome Flynn Upped To Series Regular For Season 5 by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline (June 7, 2018)
  29. How to Get Away with Murder: Your Funeral (9/27) -