ABC has confirmed two major casting announcements for its sixth and final season of How to Get Away with Murder, which returns next week. Cicely Tyson will return as a cast member for the back half of season 6 and Anne-Marie Johnson has joined as a recurring cast member.
Johnson will play Michaela Pratt’s (Aja Naomi King) attorney Kendra Strauss, while Tyson will reprise her role as Ophelia Harkness, the mother of Annalise Keating (Viola Davis). This marks Johnson’s return to Shondaland, as she has also appeared on Rhimes’ ABC shows, Grey’s Anatomy and For The People. Tyson has received three Emmy nominations for her role in the series.
The series stars Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom, Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton, Rome Flynn as Gabriel Maddox and Amirah Vann as Tegan Price.
How to Get Away with Murder is created and executive produced by Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Stephen Cragg also serve as executive producers. The show is produced by ABC Studios, a division of Disney Television Studios.
Source: Deadline, Shadow & Act