‘Why Women Kill’ Dark Comedy Debuts a Trailer and 3 Character Posters

CBS All Access’ upcoming dark comedy series Why Women Kill has just released an official trailer and three gorgeous character posters. The new posters feature series stars Lucy Liu (Elementary), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place).

Season one’s cast also includes 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).

Why Women Kill comes from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids) and is executive produced by Cherry, Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo, and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis. Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) directed the series premiere and also executive produces.

The comedy/drama will premiere on August 15, 2019, with new episodes arriving on Thursdays.

The Plot:

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.

Why Women Kill Ginnifer Goodwin Poster
Ginnifer Goodwin as Beth-Ann in ‘Why Women Kill’ (Photo by Matthias Clamer © 2019 CBS Interactive, Inc)
Why Women Kill Kirby Howell-Baptiste Poster
Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Taylor in ‘Why Women Kill’ (Photo by Matthias Clamer © 2019 CBS Interactive, Inc)
Why Women Kill Lucy Liu Poster
Lucy Liu as Simone in ‘Why Women Kill’ (Photo by Matthias Clamer © 2019 CBS Interactive, Inc)