'Why Women Kill': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the vengeful CBS dark comedy

CBS All Access' 'Why Women Kill' is a darkly comedic drama created by Marc Cherry that details the lives of three women living in three different decades


                            'Why Women Kill': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the vengeful CBS dark comedy

CBS All Access has released the first trailer for its upcoming dark comedy 'Why Women Kill' and it is safe to say that one mustn't doubt a woman when it comes to vengeance. To sum it up, this is like 'The First Wives Club' but NSFW. Coming from Marc Cherry, who created the marvelous 'Desperate Housewives', we expect to see complex marital dynamics in a different light with 'Why Women Kill'. 

Release date

The series premieres on August 15, 2019.

 

Plot

'Why Women Kill', a darkly comedic drama created by Marc Cherry, 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.

Cast

The cast features Lucy Liu (of 'Charlie's Angel' and 'Elementary' fame), Ginnifer Goodwin ('Once Upon a Time', 'Big Love'), Kirby Howell-Baptiste ('Barry', 'House of Lies'), Jack Davenport ('Pirates of the Caribbean', 'This Life', 'Coupling' fame), Sam Jaeger ('Parenthood', 'Take Me Home'), Reid Scott ('Veep', 'My Boys'), Alexandra Daddario ('Baywatch', 'Percy Jackson' film series), and Sadie Calvano ('Mom', 'The Perfect Daughter') as the main cast and Leo Howard, Alicia Coppola and Katie Finneran as the recurring cast. 

Creators

The series is created by Marc Cherry ('Desperate Housewives'), and executive produced by Marc Cherry, Imagine's Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo, Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis and Marc Webb. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios and Imagine Television Studios.

Trailers

You can watch the trailer here:



 

 

Sitting at the dinner table is Ginnifer Goodwyn's Beth Ann's husband, who compliments her for her meatloaf and then says, "Penny for your thoughts". Only it is not a penny.

“I was wondering when you'll die. You could be hit by a bus or have a stroke or get stabbed in the chest," she answers. A split second later, we see the reason behind Goodwyn's coldness – her husband is having an affair with a waitress. In the trailer, it seems like Beth Ann's world revolves around her husband, but all of this changes after the discovery of his infidelity. 

The trailer gives the audience an insight into each of the husband's infidelities and how the women try dealing with it. At first, Goodwyn even decides that she won't be saying anything, instead concentrate on becoming a better wife. But this decision doesn't last long either. 

Exclusive images from the series

Feast upon these marvelous images of Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste in their element in 'Why Women Kill'. 

Ginnifer Goodwyn as Beth Ann, a housewife in the ’60s

'Murder Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry' — Ep#101 — Ginnifer Goodwin as Beth Ann of the CBS All Access series WHY WOMEN KILL. (Ali Goldstein/CBS)

Lucy Liu as Simone, a socialite in the ’80s 

'Murder Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry' — Ep#101 —Lucy Liu as Simone of the CBS All Access series WHY WOMEN KILL. (Ali Goldstein/CBS)

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Taylor, a lawyer in 2019 

'Murder Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry' — Ep#101 — Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Taylor of the CBS All Access series WHY WOMEN KILL. (Ali Goldstein/CBS)

Where to watch

'Why Women Kill' is set to premiere on Thursday, August 15, 2019, on CBS All Access. With installments out every Thursday, the 10-episode first season will roll out on a weekly basis.

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