'How to Get Away with Murder' boss reflects on first season

February 27, 2015 8:34 AM

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When How to Get Away with Murder kicked off in September, few could’ve foreseen that it would become one of this season’s most talked-about new shows. From Viola Davis’ powerful scene removing her makeup and wig to the boundary-pushing sex talk, the show became a Thursday night hit as the ABC freshman drama unraveled not one, but two murder mysteries that kept viewers coming back. With the Murder finale upon us, EW sat down with series creator Pete Nowalk to look back on the show’s rise to success and what could be in store for the future.

EW: Let’s go back to the beginning, what kind of pressure did you feel after the ratings came out for the premiere? PETE NOWALK: They did come out really well, which was a huge relief. Always in the back of my head, I make the joke of, “It’s all down hill from here.” I’ve never been in a situation i...

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