Nowalk has also reported that he has been meditating on Season 5, and, in his opinion, the season would be "twisty, and more fun." Moreover, Nowalk has already hinted about the possible wedding of Connor Walsh and Oliver Hampton. Pete has noted, however, that he "hates weddings." That's why Nowalk "is going to do it in our own fun way." Besides, the show's creator was talking about the Season 4 finale, which would serve as a Scandal/HTGAWM crossover episode. And he especially noted that he is excited about how they ended the fourth season. Luckily, on May 12, ABC confirmed that HTGAWM will be back for Season 5.
Generally speaking, we were confident in the renewal. Below is our forecast. The bad sign is that the show's audience is gradually decreasing from season to season. By the end of Season 4, the viewership has dropped about 2.5 times in comparison with the show's Pilot. The season premiere has garnered around four million (3.96) viewers with a 1.0/4 rating/share (P18-49). The penultimate episode has drawn only 3.36 million viewers. We hope that the results of the season finale will be more impressive.
Furthermore, also worth noting such an excellent reception of the current installment of How To Get Away With Murder. The season has received the universal acclaim by critics and viewers. So, according to Rotten Tomatoes, Season 4 of HTGAWM holds a score of 7.9/10 and a 100% approval rating, while the viewers have evaluated the current round of the show at 4/5/75%. On Metacritic, the series' overall indicator is almost the same, 7.9/10 among the viewers. At the same time, the show's average score on IMDb remains quite high, 8.2/10 ~ 88,700 votes.
Summing up, How To Get Away With Murder has a good chance for Season 5 on ABC. Above all, the showrunner is entirely confident in the renewal; the series ratings are low but still satisfactory; the target audience and critics are fully satisfied with the current installment of HTGAWM. As a result, we conclude that ABC is about to renew How To Get Away With Murder for one more season. We just need to wait for the official confirmation of this forecast.
What's The Show HTGAWM About?If you have not watched this legal drama series on ABC yet, please read a brief overview of the show below or scroll down to learn about the possible release date for Season 5.
The story focuses on Annalise Keating, a witty, sexy, and charismatic professor of defense law, who teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder. She also serves as a criminal defense attorney. Annalise assembled a group of gifted students whom she considers the smartest and talented to assist in her business, working along with her employees. However, over the course of the work, the students and Annalise herself faced with various mysteries and challenges that could be overcome not by the all of them. Each such case may affect Annalise's and her students' lives.