'Why Women Kill' Full Cast List: Meet Allison Tolman, Lana Parrilla, BK Cannon and rest of the cast of Paramount+ series
The first season of 'Why Women Kill' starred Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste
'Why Women Kill' Season 2 set in 1949, follows the story of timid and frumpy housewife Alma (Allison Tolman) who longs for a life of glamour and popularity. She hopes that by becoming a member of the neighborhood garden club, she can help both to blossom. Social acceptance, however, does not come easily to Alma.
'Why Women Kill' explores according to its synopsis "what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong." The first season of 'Why Women Kill' starred Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Let's introduce you to the all-new ensemble cast of Season 2 of 'Why Women Kill'.
Allison Tolman as Alma
Allison Tolman plays timid Alma who has always longed for a set of glamorous friends. When she observes the fashionable ladies of the garden club, she tells her daughter that if she had a set of friends like that, all would be right with her world. Alma's attempt to break into this circle however doesn't go well, to say the least. However, it does lead to Alma breaking out of her shell and reinventing herself inside and out. Allison Tolman portrays Alma and is best known for her role as Molly Solverson in the first season of the television series, 'Fargo', which earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Tolman has also guest-starred in 'The Mindy Project' as a romance novelist Abby Berman. Tolman also starred in the short-lived drama series, 'Emergence'.
Lana Parilla as Rita
Lana Parilla plays Rita the calculating wife of a much older man. While Rita waits for her husband to breathe his last, she fills her time with an affair with a younger man. Rita rules the garden club that Alma so wants to be a part of with an iron fist. The glamorous but cruel Rita is played by Lana Parilla who is perhaps best known for her role as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in the fantasy drama series 'Once Upon a Time'. Besides her role on 'Once Upon a Time', Parilla is known for her roles on shows such as 'Spin City' and '24'.
BK Cannon as Dee
BK Cannon stars as Dee, Alma's daughter who hasn't inherited her mother's constant need for validation and approval. In fact, she is the one who constantly seems to be advising her mother to not get caught up in other people's opinions. She plays a waitress in a diner who seems to be happy with her lot in life, unlike Alma. BK Cannon who plays Dee, is best known for her role in the television series, 'Switched At Birth' and 'Lie to Me'.
Nick Frost as Bertram
Nick Frost will play Betram, Alma's much-loved veterinarian husband, who seems to support his wife even in the direst circumstances. Nick Frost who portrays Betram is a British actor, screenwriter, producer, author and interestingly a painter as well. Frost often collaborates creatively with his best friend Simon Pegg, who he worked with on the film 'Paul'. The two have also co-created the paranormal comedy horror series, 'Truth Seekers'.
The other stars of 'Why Women Kill' season 2 are Matthew Daddario and Veronica Falcón.
The show creator of 'Why Women Kill' is Marc Cherry, best known for his work on 'Desperate Housewives'. Cherry also serves as executive producer alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Michael Hanel, Mindy Schultheis and Marc Webb. 'Why Women Kill' Season 2 premieres on Paramount + on June 3. You can catch the trailer below: