A comedic drama series that has been doing well in its first season was just picked up for season two. CBS announced the renewal today for “Why Women Kill,” which runs on CBS All Access.
The show’s first season wraps tomorrow, Oct. 17, on the streaming service. The darkly comedic drama anthology was created by Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”).
“‘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.”
The announcement adds: “‘Why Women Kill’ examines how the roles of women have changed over the decades, but how their reaction to betrayal… has not. 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 two will follow a new set of characters dealing with acts of betrayal.”
The first season stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. The cast also includes Jack Davenport, Sam Jaeger, Reid Scott, Alexandra Daddario, Sadie Calvano, Leo Howard, Alicia Coppola and Katie Finneran.
The series is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. Cherry serves as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer; Francie Calfo; Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis; and Marc Webb.