Series Creator Peter Nowalk hinted that actress Famke Janssen will not be returning this Season.
We don’t have specific plans for that, but you never know. Any character that has affected Annalise in such an important way, like Eve — we like to make it feel real and like they’re still in each other’s lives. That is my hope.” On the topic of Annalise, Nowalk says when Season 4 opens “she’s really at the bottom. Career-wise, she’s at the lowest she’s been probably ever. It’s really fun to watch her build her career back up and do that step by step. That’s her journey this season. She’s a phoenix rising from the ashes. It’s been really delicious to write, and it’s going to be really delicious to watch Viola act this great, long journey of redemption.”
Esai Morales and Benito Martinez, who on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murderplay Laurel’s father Jorge Castillo and D.A. Todd Denver respectively, will return in a recurring capacity for Season 4.
Jimmy Smits will play a prominent figure in Annalise’s (Viola Davis) life on the ABC drama, and will have a key role in this season’s over-arching mystery.
Smits most recently was a regular on 24: Legacy. He also guest-starred on Brooklyn Nine-Nine this past season as Amy’s ex-cop dad.
Julius Tennon, the real-life husband of How to Get Away With Murder‘s leading lady, will guest-star in the ABC drama’s upcoming fourth season. No further details about Tennon’s role, including his character’s name, are available.
Tennon’s recent TV credits include roles on Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer. He joins a growing list of HTGAWM guest stars, one that includes Jimmy Smits as a “prominent figure in Annalise’s life.”