Peter Nowalk, the creator of How To Get Away With Murder, has promised lots of gay sex on the ABC drama which premiered Thursday.
Murder is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal) and stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a powerful attorney and college professor in Philadelphia.
In the show's pilot, law student Connor Walsh, played by Jack Falahee, is seen picking up, then bedding a young male informant for a murder case.
Nowalk told EOnline that Murder won't shy away from showing gay sex because “it's part of life.”
“I knew I wanted to push the envelope, especially with the gay sex,” Nowalk said. “And to me, writing the gay characterization and writing some real gay sex into a network show is to right the wrong of all of the straight sex that you see on TV. Because I didn't see that growing up, and I feel like the more people get used to two men kissing, the less weird it will be for people. I just feel like it's a lack of vision that you don't see it on TV, but ABC has never had a note about any of the weird stuff in the show, so I'm gonna keep it going.”
“Connor's definitely going to have a romance the first season, starting with the second episode,” he added. “It was important to me to show a gay person as a full-fledged character.”