Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu Star in ‘Why Women Kill’ From ‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator


We’re getting our first look at the characters of “Why Women Kill,” the CBS All Access drama from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry.
The 10-episode stars Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time”), Lucy Liu (“Elementary”) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“The Good Place,” “Downward Dog”) as three women who live in the same house in different decades — and who all contemplate murder.


Ginnifer Goodwin will play Beth Ann, a woman aspiring to be the ideal housewife in 1963. Per CBS, “She is kind, cheerful and warm. But if you get too close, you start to see that she wears a mask to hide her pain. Beth Ann’s whole world revolves around her husband, and so she is understandably defensive and immediately in denial when told Rob is having an affair. Determined to learn the sordid details for herself, Beth Ann is in for a life-changing shift of perspective.”


Liu is Simone, an elegant, stylish ’80s woman who’s the picture of urbane confidence. She’s seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, But she’s devastated when she learns Karl is cheating on her.


Howell-Baptiste’s character is Taylor, whose story takes place in 2018. She’s a fiercely intelligent lawyer whose husband is content to play beta to her alpha. She’s also upfront about being bisexual, and she and Eli have an open marriage, which, so far, seems to be working. Until, we guess, it doesn’t.
“Why Women Kill” is Cherry’s follow-up to “Devious Maids,” which ran for four seasons on Lifetime.
[Via The Wrap]

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