‘Why Women Kill’ Series Details: Marc Cherry’s New Comedy Premieres in August

Why Women Kill star Ginnifer Goodwin
Ginnifer Goodwin as Beth Ann in ‘Why Women Kill’ (Photo by Ali Goldstein © 2019 CBS Interactive, Inc)

CBS All Access has set an August 15, 2019 premiere date for Why Women Kill, the new dark comedy series from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids). Season one will consist of 10 episodes, with new episodes available to subscribers on Thursdays.

Season one of the Why Women Kill stars Lucy Liu (Elementary), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place). The first season also features Jack Davenport (Next of Kin), Sam Jaeger (Tell Me a Story), Reid Scott (Vice), Alexandra Daddario (When We First Met), Sadie Calvano (Melissa & Joey), Leo Howard (Santa Clarita Diet), Alicia Coppola (Blood & Treasure) and Katie Finneran (The Looming Tower).

Series creator Marc Cherry is executive producing the Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios production. Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo, along with Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis, also executive produce.

Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) directed the first episode plus two other season one episodes. Webb’s also involved as an executive producer.

The Why Women Kill Plot, Courtesy of CBS All Access:

Why Women Kill details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ‘60s, a socialite in the ‘80s and a lawyer in 2019, 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.

Lucy Liu stars as Simone, a woman described as elegant, stylish, and effervescent. She’s 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.