For 5 seasons they’ve gotten away with it. Now it’s the beginning of the end. The killer final season of How to Get Away with Murder premieres Thursday September 26th on ABC.
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Viola’s co-star and friend the amazing Cicely Tyson spoke with Emmy Magazine about how amazing it is to work with Viola on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.
TheWrap Emmy Magazine: “When I have an opportunity to work with someone that giving, it’s extraordinary,” Tyson says of the “How to Get Away With Murder” star
At 94 years old, Cicely Tyson finally has the ability to pick and choose any role she wants. “I’ve said this to a number of directors and writers recently, but I just would like to have fun,” Tyson said. “I want to do a role that’s funny, I want to do a foreign role. I just want to be an actress.”
That’s not a freedom Tyson has enjoyed throughout her career. That’s partially due to Hollywood’s historically limited offerings for African American actresses, but also because she came into the business with high standards for herself and an imposing sense of duty toward her community. At a press screening of her breakout film “Sounder” in 1972, Tyson recalled that a white man stood up after the movie ended and announced that he was upset by the portrayal of a black family whose sons referred to their father as “daddy” — because that was what his own two young sons called him.
“It was at that moment that I realized that I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress,” Tyson said. “There were a number of issues that I needed to address, and I made the decision then to use my career as my platform. And as difficult as it was — I went for years without working because of this choice–ultimately I know I made the right choice.”
But now, seven decades into a trailblazing career as an activist and humanitarian, Tyson finally feels able to select whichever roles speak to her as an artist. And for the last five seasons, that’s meant guest starring on ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” opposite Viola Davis. “One of the most talented actresses in the business — she’s flawless,” Tyson said of Davis, who herself has cited Tyson as an inspiration. “When I have an opportunity to work with someone that giving, it’s extraordinary. It doesn’t happen too often in one’s career.
“There isn’t a moment in a scene with her that I don’t feel that she is my daughter and that I am her mother,” she added. “It truly is a gift.”
YES! Thank you Variety for the news!
ABC is continuing its Thursday walks through Shondaland.
The Alphabet has renewed “Grey’s Anatomy” for record 16th and 17th seasons, “How To Get Away With Murder” for a sixth season, and “Station 19” for a third outing.
The network has also announced that “Grey’s” showrunner and EP Krista Vernoff will be taking over showrunning duties for the spinoff “Station 19” as well.
“Everyone at Shondaland is thrilled that our fans’ commitment to TGIT continues,” said Shonda Rhimes and producing partner Betsy Beers in a joint statement. “We are so proud of Krista and Pete and the work they do. Making the choice to have Krista oversee ‘Station 19’ was easy — the creativity she brings to the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ universe continues a tradition of storytelling we hold dear.”
CNN shared that Viola is totally open to another season of How to Get Away With Murder …. come on ABC! We need more Annalise Keating!
Viola Davis has been killing it in ABC’s “How To Get Away with Murder” for five seasons and she’s ready for more.
As the network contemplates the future of the show, Davis told CNN in a recent interview she would “absolutely” be up for reprising her role as law professor, Annalise Keating, if given the opportunity.
“That’s up to ABC and more,” she said when asked if the show would return. Adding, “Oh yeah, absolutely [I’d come back].”
On the series, Davis’ character plays mentor to group of young, trouble-prone law students. “These kids are bad. Wouldn’t you agree with that?” Davis joked.
“I think Annalise is badass,” added Davis, who has won an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild award for her role in the drama. “I think she’s the most misunderstood woman on television.”
The legal thriller, which was created by Shonda Rhimes, still has a devoted following despite a drop in viewership. CNN has reached out to ABC for comment on the show’s fate.
Broadcast networks are expected to make decisions on renewals and cancellations ahead of TV Upfront presentations to advertisers scheduled for later this month.
ABC’s panel takes place May 14.
Davis, who is currently the narrator of a new documentary about diabetes funded by Merck, “A Touch of Sugar,” said in this next chapter of her career, she hopes to continue pursuing projects she’s passionate about.
This is one of the reasons she launched a production company, JuVee, with her husband Julius Tennon, which announced a first-look deal with Amazon Studios last year.
“I want to change the narratives for people of color,” Davis explained. “That’s my legacy. I no longer just want to be a social message, a social image. I don’t want to be magical.”
“When you put pen to paper and you write a story and you start with once upon a time and you lean in, all people want to hear is a great story,” David added. “I want to believe that my face is in there or someone that looks like me or my daughter. That’s it. That’s all that I want.”
I have come across some more stills from this last season of How To Get Away With Murder.
Are you ready for tomorrow’s all new episode of How to Get Away with Murder?
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