Netflix has nabbed the global rights for How to Get Away with Murder.
The show, which is ABC’s highest rated new series from the 2014/15 season, stars Academy Award-Nominee Viola Davis as the brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating, who gets entangled with four law students from her titular class. Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in what turns into a suspense-driven legal thriller.
The deal arrives just as the show (created and executive-produced by Grey’s Anatomy’s Pete Nowalk) picked up an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, as Viola Davis broke records by becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy for a lead role. On the same night, Regina King (American Crime) and Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) also took home supporting actress gongs.
Davis is joined in the series by Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes, Jack Falahee as Connor, Katie Findlay as Rebecca, Aja Naomi King as Michaela, Matt McGorry as Asher, Karla Souza as Laurel, Charlie Weber as Frank and Liza Weil as Bonnie.
Season 1 of the series arrived in the US, Canada and Latin America on Friday 18th September, ahead of the Season 2 US premiere on Thursday 24th September.
“Netflix is dedicated to bringing great entertainment to our members around the world, in both current and future markets,” said Sean Carey, Vice President of Global TV at Netflix. “We’re excited to offer global audiences season one of How To Get Away With Murder, offering members a chance to discover it for the first time or relive the drama of season one before the new seasons premiere.”
Season 1 will be released in the UK on Thursday 22nd October.
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