Season 2 of How to Get Away with Murder has a lot to live up to considering the astounding success of the first season last year. Last season, viewers were introduced to five Middleton University law students employed by the successful and stone-cold hearted Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), a defence attorney and university lecturer. Throughout the series viewers enjoyed a thrill seeking chase to uncover the murder of a fellow student on campus with “flash-forwards”, prophesying the future chaos that the five students encounter.
As the finale approached, the gap between the “flash-forwards” and present closed and previously unanswered questions were finally answered. If you were like me and watched them in one go, the answers were only a click away – what I like to call the ‘Netflix effect’.
For fans of high paced dramas and anyone who enjoys programmes of high quality, this is a must-watch. Following an Emmy win from Viola Davis for her performance, she became the first African-American woman in history to receive an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The nominations came rolling in from the Golden Globes, to the SAG awards, so the show was of course, renewed for a second season. This comes as no surprise to Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes, who has created the likes of Grey’s Anatomy and highly acclaimed political drama, Scandal.
The second season consists of 15 episodes, with two already being aired in the US and in the UK, it is set to premiere on 28th October on the Universal channel.