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Why Women Kill is an upcoming American dark comedy-drama web television series created by Marc Cherry that is set to premiere on CBS All Access.

Why Women Kill explores "the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ‘60s, a socialite in the ‘80s and a lawyer in 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal...has not."

Starring Lucy Liu & Ginnifer Goodwin

From TVLine;  Ginnifer Goodwin Joins Marc Cherry's Why Women Kill at CBS All Access

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Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin is headed to another alternate universe — the 60s. The actress formerly known as Snow White has been cast opposite Lucy Liu in Marc Cherry’s forthcoming female-centric CBS All Access dramedy Why Women Kill, TVLine has learned.

The series details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ‘60s (Goodwin), a socialite in the ‘80s (Liu) and a lawyer in 2018 (TBD), each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. It will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal has not.

Goodwin’s circa 1963 alter ego, Beth Ann, looks to be the ideal ‘60s housewife. Per the official character description, “She is kind, cheerful and warm. But if you get too close, you start to see that she wears a mask to hide her pain. Beth Ann’s whole world revolves around her husband, and so she is understandably defensive and immediately in denial when told Rob is having an affair. Determined to learn the sordid details for herself, Beth Ann is in for a life-changing shift of perspective.”

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From Deadline:  Lucy Liu To Star In ‘Why Women Kill’ On CBS All Access

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Liu will star as Simone. Elegant, stylish, effervescent, Simone is the picture of urbane confidence, moving through the world as if it were a delightful movie starring herself. Smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, she thrives on shopping and throwing parties, seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she is simply fabulous. However, despite nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated, her world upended, when she learns that Karl has been cheating on her.

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‘Why Women Kill’: Reid Scott Cast In CBS All Access Dramedy

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Scott will play Eli. Seen in 2018, Eli is Jewish, good-natured and smart enough to know that his sense of humor is the sexiest thing about him. He is a stay-at-home writer, married to Taylor, whom he finds alluring and exciting, constantly impressed by her fearlessness. He’s happy with their unconventional marriage, pleased that both have the liberty to sleep with other people as long as they don’t bring their playmates home. However, all that is about to change when Eli allows Taylor to let her lesbian lover crash with them for the weekend.


‘Why Women Kill’: Sam Jaeger Cast In CBS All Access Dramedy

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Jaeger will play Rob. Seen in 1963. Confident and ambitious, he is Beth Ann’s husband, an ex-jock who was born into a blue collar family, but who has worked his ass off to end up in a white collar world. The quintessential early 1960s catered-to husband, he enjoys his position as benevolent provider, provided Beth Ann remains the subservient homemaker.

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Many of the reviews are positive (possible spoilers at the links):

TV Guide:  "These scenes, and many of the scenes around them, are pulpy and downright delightful. Why Women Kill is able to find balance by imbuing its darkest moments with absurdity. What results is a tasty little slice of entertainment."

Paste Magazine:  "The tongue-in-cheek tone can be tricky. But beginning with the opening credits, which is set against the Frank Sinatra classic “L.O.V.E.” and pulpy comic book scenes, Why Women Kill gets the tone just right."

CinemaBlend:  "Why Women Kill is also instantly rewatchable due to the darkly comedic writing, which retains genuine emotion even as it puts its characters through howl-worthy situations that would floor normal people."

Observer:  "The most fun is within the mystery—I’m dying to know how the murders will occur—and the breezy satire that Cherry so excels at."

Forbes:  "Why Women Kill is a lot of things. It’s bright, it’s colorful, it’s humorous, it’s off-beat… but most of all, it’s interesting."

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6 hours ago, Chaos Theory said:
20 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

It seems like this is a one-season story. 

Maybe a second season would be a different house, with different characters, but the same actors?  

I read somewhere this was going to be an anthology series.   The same basic theme of why women kill but for different reasons.   This season dealt with infidelity but that isn’t the only reason women kill.   Next season may take on women killing their bosses or something.  (Not an actual theme)

Here’s the August 1 Deadline article in which Marc Cherry suggests the anthology format with returning actors (yay!):

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Regarding a possible Season 2 being akin to an anthology, Cherry said: “I have an idea of Season 2 and I’m absolutely going to try and bring back as many people as I can.” Natch, this would be with the actors as different characters, in a different setup.

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5 hours ago, Chaos Theory said:
7 hours ago, oldCJ said:

They just announced it’s been renewed for a second season!

Yay!!!!!!

In my mind it was renewed by the 3rd episode, so I should be relieved, but I'm mostly just integrating my imaginary universe of good news with this little tidbit of good news from the real world. 🙂

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On 10/4/2019 at 5:05 PM, shapeshifter said:

Here’s the August 1 Deadline article in which Marc Cherry suggests the anthology format with returning actors (yay!):

Oh my god thank god.  I really hope Lucy comes back.  It's too bad about Jack's character.

On 10/16/2019 at 5:39 PM, oldCJ said:

They just announced it’s been renewed for a second season!

Ohhhhhh my goodness!

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