“How to Get Away with Murder” to end after season 6

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It will be case closed next season for “How to Get Away with Murder,” with the show’s upcoming sixth season to be it’s last.

The series and its star, Viola Davis, are leaving behind history: In 2015, Davis became the first African American to win an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama series.

In a statement Thursday announcing the show’s end, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke praised Davis for her unforgettable portrayal of a female antihero.

Davis plays Annalise Keating, a brilliant attorney and professor at a Philadelphia law school, where she teaches her no-holds-barred views of justice and life and enlists her students in her cases and misadventures.

A three-time Academy Award nominee, Davis won the best-supporting actress Oscar in 2017 for “Fences.”

Series creator and executive producer Pete Nowalk called ending the show a “brutal decision,” but said the story demanded it.