How to Get Away with Murder creator Pete Nowalk reveals the invaluable lessons he’s learned from working closely with Shonda Rhimes.
Pete Nowalk, the creator of the soapy ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, knows a thing or two about working for Shonda Rhimes, the über producer behind some of the biggest shows on television. His started out as a writer on Private Practice, spent six years on Grey’s Anatomy, and then co-executive produced Scandal. Then, in 2014, he wrote his own show (which Rhimes produces), How to Get Away with Murder, about Annalise Keating, a cunning professor and criminal defense attorney who becomes embroiled in a murder case involving her husband. The show recently made history when its star—Viola Davis, who plays Keating—became the first African-American actress to win a best acting Emmy in the drama category.