Ahead of its first season finale, Marc Cherry’s “Why Women Kill” has been renewed by CBS All Access for Season 2, which is set to follow “a new set of characters dealing with acts of betrayal,” the streaming service said Wednesday.
The first season of the darkly comedic, drama anthology series stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Additional cast members include Jack Davenport, Sam Jaeger, Reid Scott, Alexandra Daddario, Sadie Calvano, Leo Howard, Alicia Coppola and Katie Finneran.
“‘Why Women Kill’ examines how the roles of women have changed over the decades, but how their reaction to betrayal … has not,” according to CBS All Access. “The first season of ‘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. Season 2 will follow a new set of characters dealing with acts of betrayal.”
The Season 1 finale of “Why Women Kill” will drop on CBS All Access on Thursday. The first nine episodes of the series, created by Cherry (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”), are currently available to stream on the CBS-owned SVOD.
The series hails from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. Cherry serves as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis and Marc Webb.
“‘Why Women Kill’ has had a phenomenal first season,” said Julie McNamara, EVP of Original Content, CBS All Access. “Under the creative direction of Marc Cherry and the incredible performances of the cast, the series has become one of our most streamed original series. We look forward to bringing fans even more of this wonderfully soapy dramedy in its second season and can’t wait to see what themes Marc explores next.”