ABC is closing the case of How to Get Away with Murder by announcing on Thursday that the upcoming sixth season will be its last.
He added that there was always a "clear ending" in mind for Davis' Annalise Keating, a law professor who teaches a class that's reflective of the name of the show and an anti-heroine with her own complicated backstory that often implicates her students.
Pete Nowalk, the series creator, called the series end a, "brutal decision", but said the story tells you what to do.More news: Maduro hopeful about Barbados talks with Venezuelan opposition
The series and its star, Viola Davis, made history with the series with the actress becoming the first African American to win an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama series.
The series has been praised for its inclusivity, with storylines exploring racial dynamics, LGBTQ representation, gender inequality, and sex positivity, earning awards such as Outstanding Drama Series for the GLAAD Media Award and NAACP Image Award.
How to Get Away with Murder premiered in 2014, and helped to cement what ABC network dubbed its Thank God it's Thursday lineup, which also included Scandal and Grey's Anatomy. I am so thankful to the brilliant cast, writers, and crew for dedicating themselves to the most rewarding experience of my career over the last six years.
The final season of the Shonda Rhimes-produced dramawill follow Annalise Keating (Emmy victor Viola Davis) and her students in their final semester of law school. The only reason this show exists is because of your loyalty and enthusiasm.More news: 'Misogynistic douchebag' goes on rant in a Bagel Boss, gets tackled
Rhimes' long partnership with ABC Studios ended when she signed a lucrative deal in 2017 to make series for Netflix, which became the new home for her Shondaland production company as part of the streaming service's talent hunt.
"I can't wait for you all to see how it ends", he concludes, noting, " Buckle up".
"I'm grateful to ABC for the opportunity and creative freedom".
Joining Davis in the ensemble cast are Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, Conrad Ricamora, Rome Flynn and Amirah Vann.More news: Nintendo Introducing Portable "Switch Lite"