Nothing irks the collective student consciousness more than a the wait for a new season of a show. Shonda Rhimes is no stranger to challenging our patience. On Grey’s Anatomy, she killed off more main characters than George R.R Martin and still kept going. Her newest tour de force, How To Get Away With Murder has proved that she’s not afraid to dwell in the dark psyche of the human mind, captivating her show’s audience with a slew of strong performances and a gripping storyline.
Murder’s first season gave us an insight into the college internship from hell, led by the awe-inspiring emmy-award winning performance of Viola Davis. The entire series focussed on the development of the relation between Annalise Keating (Davis) and her five handpicked interns. Murder warped the minds of her flock, ending in a chilling twist of a climax.
Season 2, will deal largely with thee fallout from the first season’s finale.
‘You call it crazy, I call it winning’
It was announced on July 14, 2015, that the second season would introduce several new characters. Katie Findlay will return to play the character Rebecca Sutter, who was killed in the first season finale. Tom Verica will also appear in the season as the deceased Sam Keating, and will appear in flashbacks. On July 22, 2015, it was announced that Kendrick Sampson, from The Vampire Diaries, will join the cast in the second season and will be introduced in the season premiere.
The season will follow the case of two adult adopted siblings, accused of killing their wealthy parents. Things will be as far from straight-forward as they were last season, with each of the interns facing their own personal demons, as well as a fracturing relation with Annalise.
The show’s new instalment is unlikely to suffer from ‘second season syndrome’ as Rhimes herself promises more twists turn and obviously, murder.
Universal, Wednesday 28 October, 10pm
Last modified: 26th October 2015