Lifetime has greenlit Mary Kills People, a dark comedy/drama from Tara Armstong and starring Hannibal‘s Caroline Dhavernas. The cast of the one-hour dramedy also includes Beauty and the Beast‘s Jay Ryan, Vinyl‘s Richard Short, The Book of Negroes‘ Lyriq Bent, Bitten‘s Greg Bryk, and Rookie Blue‘s Charlotte Sullivan. Armstrong is writing the series along with Marsha Greene (Private Eyes), Sherry White (Rookie Blue) and Mike Goldbach (Down a Dark Hall). Holly Dale is on board to direct all six episodes of season one.
The network announced they’ll be pairing up UnReal with Mary Kills People for the 2017 season. The series is being produced by eOne, Cameron Pictures, and Corus Entertainment, with Tassie Cameron, Amy Cameron, Jocelyn Hamilton, and Tecca Crosby executive producing.
“As UnREAL drives Lifetime’s position as a destination for some of the strongest female characters on television, we are thrilled to add to our growing scripted lineup Mary Kills People, a unique, rich drama with elements of humor and a fascinatingly complex protagonist that we are thrilled to feature on our network,” stated Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime.
“With a creative team led by the incomparable Tassie Cameron, Tara Armstrong’s richly layered writing, Holly Dale’s expert direction, and an outstanding cast, Mary Kills People will be an intense and thought-provoking series,” said John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, eOne Television. “Lifetime is undoubtedly the perfect home for this topical and ground-breaking drama.”
The Plot: Single mother Mary Harris (Dhavernas) is an ER doctor by day, but by night, she and her partner, a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death and help terminally ill patients slip away on their own termsSo far Mary has managed to stay under the radar; but death is hot, business is booming, and her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she’s going to have to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing game.