Viola Davis Dishes On Season 2 Of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Published: Monday 24th Aug 2015 by Sam

Today marks exactly one month until ABC hit ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ returns to the small screen.

And, like many the world over, we’re counting down the days!

Lead Viola Davis, who plays Professor Annalise Keating, elevates the excitement level with a titillating new interview in which she touts explosive developments – from the very first episode back.

Full story below…

Speaking with Deadline today, the Emmy nominee said of season 2’s filming:

We’re in our third episode. One thing I can share with you is it starts off with a bang. A lot of the mysteries will be solved and answered, and then absolutely a new one will be presented. It’s just so complicated and fascinating, and that happens in the first episode. Then you’re going to get a lot more insight into the past of every character. And so, you can understand why these people have been put together in some kind of weird cosmic way, because I’m a person that actually believes that people find each other, like minds find each other.

Davis also expanded on her continued involvement in the creative shaping of her character Annalise with the show’s creator Peter Nowalk:

It’s understanding that if you present a character that is sexually messy, but is emotionally unavailable then you have to explore the why. And that’s why I came up with the contentious relationship with her mom. With sexual abuse in her past and the secrecy over the course of generations of sexual abuse, that trauma can be the explanation behind Annalise’s pathology. I continue to have that input and even this season, now, I feel like my brain and my creativity has been unlocked with a number of things. There are things that I can’t tell you of course about this season, but I continue to email Pete, to talk to Pete. He comes down to set all the time. We sit down in the corner. We talk about just how to continually make Annalise three-dimensional. He and I are constantly coming up with things. And his mind is absolutely very dramatic. That’s how I’m going to describe Pete Nowalk’s mind–it’s very dramatic and bold.

Sounds all sorts of exciting! As anyone who has watched will agree, Viola has – in her portrayal of Annalise – created a compelling character that feels remarkably real.

It’ll be intriguing to see where she and the show journey with it on their second swing of the bat.

‘How To Get Away With Murder’ returns to ABC on September 24th.

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  1. Beyoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) August 24, 2015

    YES ANNALISE KEATING, you better come thru with that New Wig! You’re the original Head Biiiitch In Charge. Mother Pope could never.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 24, 2015

      YAS B*tch, you betta mvthafuvcking stan for MOI and pay your respects! Still not fvcking with you tho, but nice try xoxo. You really do love me more!

      • Beyoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) August 24, 2015

        Girl why are you in my reply box? I’m talking about the show. You Oscar the Grouch ass heaux. You’re so desperate for attention that you feel the need to stalk me on every post.

        Damn, uncheck the box below that send you emails when people reply. I’m sure your inbox is full. Get a life, it’s almost Halloween.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 24, 2015


        June 22, 2015 at 8:40 pm

        RihNavy says:


        I see why you stan for Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating, because they are prime examples of how to FCK your way to the top.

      • Beyoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) August 24, 2015

        Kiiii at you saving receipts from June ????. Why are you so obsessed with me?

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 24, 2015

        But earlier on you were pulling my comments from December 2014, and you left me 50 reply notifications. KII at you thumbing down the receipt, YASSS STAN 4 ME bîtch ????❤️

      • What is a “B’day”? I’d Rather Prefer Rih-day. Kii! August 24, 2015

        Shut the hel up! I’m tired of seeing your delusional ass on every dawn post hurrying to deliver some weak ass drag to people that never even have a dawn to meemtion your irrelevant name. Find yourself, before I give you an identity, childish h**!

  2. Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 August 24, 2015

    Getting ready for Connor Walsh to do this thing to me where my eyes water.

    • Beyoncé Giselle-Knowles Carter (Formerly RihNavy) August 24, 2015

      You mean put in all the way in your throat? Same sis, same don’t be greedy though.

      • Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 August 24, 2015

        I struggle but i’d make damn sure i’d but out

  3. Ren August 24, 2015

    Amoral f** show. Sick of all this q**** s*** on TV.

  4. What is a “B’day”? I’d Rather Prefer Rih-day. Kii! August 24, 2015

    It delusionally self-proclaimed itself as “iconic” and “legendary”. It also had the nerve to blatantly lie and say that it is a biracial model with blue eyes. Liu!

    It’s truly amazing how people live out their fantasies on an online setting for people that couldn’t be more annoyed and couldn’t care less if they tried.

    I hope it stops the racist generalizations and learns to blame the man in the mirror for its mistakes. Can you guess the dependent troll I’m referring to? It likes to throw stones and run behind people it clings to to help it drag.

  5. CocoisChanel August 27, 2015

    I love this show.

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