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
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."