Fans of the ABC series How To Get Away With Murder are sharing their excitement after it was learned on Friday, May 11, 2018, that the popular series would be renewed for a fifth season. The news came as a comfort to those who feared it might be on ABC’s chopping block.
Confirmation came by way of text when show creator Pete Nowalk shared an announcement on Twitter. The announcement went viral with more than 1,000 likes and over 670 retweets in a matter of hours.
Nowalk announced, “Season 5, we are coming for you!” He also thanked the show’s fans. How to Get Away with Murder’s fans have supported the award-winning series since it began with many people providing social media commentary during each episode.
Fans responded to the tweet by sharing a number of photos, videos, and GIFs that thanked the creator and ABC for bringing the show back.
Many fans expressed that they left Season 4 with several character’s fates in limbo and they are hoping for closure in Season 5.
Season 5, we are coming for you! Thanks to all our fans #HTGAWM 🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪
— Pete Nowalk (@petenowalk) May 11, 2018
Some fans expressed relief that How To Get Away With Murder was saved from the chopping block now that Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer have been canceled.
How To Get Away With Murder is an extremely popular show with a current IMDB rating of 8.2. Viola Davis who plays the lead character Annalise Keating has been nominated for two Golden Globes and three Primetime Emmys. She has won one Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Image Award.
The show How To Get Away With Murder has won an AFI Award, an African-American Film Critics Award (AAFCA), an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, and has been nominated for multiple awards.
Viola Davis’ Emmy win marked the first time an African-American woman won for lead actress in a television series.
Produced by Shonda Rhimes, How To Get Away With Murder is one of the most popular series contributing to ABC’s Shondaland. Fans will be happy to know that Grey’s Anatomy has also been renewed for its 15th season. Unfortunately, Scandal, the other Shonda Rhimes series with a huge fan base was canceled after seven seasons.
Are you excited that How To Get Away With Murder was renewed?