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.