How to Get Away with Murder (television) Hour-long drama series on ABC, debuting on September 25, 2014. Criminal Law professor Annalise Keating is brilliant, passionate, creative, and charismatic, but also unexpectedly sexy, glamorous, unpredictable, and dangerous. When not in the classroom, she is a defense attorney who represents the most hardened, violent criminals, and she will do almost anything to win their freedom. Each year Annalise selects a group of the smartest, most promising students to come work at her law firm under associates Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom. Stars Viola Davis (Annalise Keating), Billy Brown (Nate), Alfred Enoch (Wes Gibbins), Jack Falahee (Connor Walsh), Katie Findlay (Rebecca ), Aja Naomi King (Michaela Pratt), Matt McGorry (Asher Millstone), Karla Souza (Laurel Castillo), Charlie Weber (Frank), Lisa Weil (Bonnie). From ABC Studios. Viola Davis received an Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2015.