Kirby Howell-Baptiste has joined the cast of Marc Cherry’s upcoming CBS All Access dramedy “Why Women Kill,” and is set to star opposite Lucy Liu and Ginnifer Goodwin.
The “darkly comedic” drama from the “Desperate Housewives” creator centers on three different women — a housewife in the ’60s, a socialite in the ’80s and a lawyer in 2018 — who are dealing with infidelity in their marriages.
Howell-Baptiste will star as Taylor. Seen in 2018, Taylor is a fiercely intelligent, kick-ass woman, a lawyer, perfectly in control of her sensitive side when she chooses to display it. She is also very protective of her husband, who is content to play beta to her alpha. Described admiringly by her husband, Eli, she is “one hot feminist,” driven, impassioned, and very sexy. She’s also upfront about being bisexual, and she and Eli have an open marriage, which, so far, seems to be working.
Howell-Baptiste’s television credits include “Killing Eve,” “The Good Place” and “Barry,” for which she was nominated for a 2019 SAG Award, as well as the upcoming season of “Veronica Mars” and the Blumhouse horror anthology series “Into the Dark.”
Co-produced by CBS Television Studios and Imagine Television Studios, “Why Women Kill” is Cherry’s follow-up to “Devious Maids,” which ran for four seasons on Lifetime. Cherry will executive produce with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis.