With Shonda Rhimes’ production empire/actual empire Shondaland moving to Netflix soon, ABC has to plug away with all the pulpy, exciting Shondaland series while they can. The network’s relationship with Rhimes continues this fall with the premiere of crime and law drama How to Get Away with Murder season 4.
How to Get Away with Murder Season 4 Release Date
How to Get Away with Murder season 4 debuts on Thursday, September 28. It will feature 15 episodes similar to all previous seasons.
How to Get Away with Murder Season 4 Trailers
ABC has released one small teaser for How to Get Away with Murder season 4 along with two other overall trailers for their Shondaland-heavy “TGIT” programming block.
How to Get Away with Murder Season 4 Story
Showrunner Peter Nowalk is normally fairly tight lipped about the direction and story of the show but he’s offered some tantalizing tips about season 4. Season 4 will find the law students of Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) halfway through their time in law school and in a relatively stable place. Then of course everything will suddenly be not ok. Each season of the show begins with a central mystery and Nowalk offered an interesting clue about this season’s mystery to The Hollywood Reporter.
“That’s how I always start the writers each year. What is our Who is under the sheet? Who killed Sam? Who shot Annalise? This year, the question is not a ‘who,’ it’s a ‘where.’ It’s very different than the other seasons, which is why I love it, but it’s still a really great mystery.”
Additionally, we also know that the first episode will be titled “I’m Going Away.”
How to Get Away with Murder Season 4 Cast
A popular crime drama is entering its middle years. You know what that means: it’s Smits time! Uber TV veteran and all-around exciting actor Jimmy Smits will be joining the cast of How to Get Away with Murder Season 4 in an undisclosed role. Elsewhere, the cast remains quite stable with all actors in all nine main roles returning for the 4th season.