‘Why Women Kill’ is an American dark comedy-drama anthology television series. It is created by Marc Cherry for CBS All Access. The show aired on August 15, 2019 and the first season consists of a total of 10 episodes.
For the year 1963, the stars include Ginnifer Goodwin (Beth Ann Stanton), Sam Jaeger (Rob Stanton) and Sadie Calvano (April Warner). Guests are Spencer Garrett (Hal Burke), Peri Gilpin (Vivian Burke), Scott Porter (Ralph Vlasin) and various others.
For 1984, the starcast consists of Lucy Liu (Simone Grave) and Jack Davenport (Karl Grave). Guests are Charlie DePew (Brad Jenkins), Christine Estabrook (Joyce Dubner), Dale Dickey (Ruby Jenkins) and others.
Further, the year 2019 comprises of Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Taylor Harding), Alexandra Daddario (Jade) and Reid Scott (Eli Cohen). Christina Anthony (Velma), Odelya Halevi (Willow) and others as guests.
In Season 2, the stars include Allison Tolman (Alma), Nick Frost (Bertram), Lana Parrilla (Rita), B.K. Cannon (Dee), Jordane Chirstie (Verne) and a huge ensemble of cast.
The show encompasses three women from different decades. They are connected through having lived in the same Pasadena Mansion and experiencing infidelity in their marriages.
Beth is content as a housewife in 1963 until she learns about her husband Rob’s unfaithfulness. While, socialite Simone in 1984 discovers her husband Karl’s homosexuality and begins her own affair with a younger man. Although attorney Talyor is in an open marriage in 2019, she finds her relationship tested. Since she and her husband both are attracted to the same woman.
All these infidelities ultimately lead to events that end with a woman taking the life of another person.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has an approval rating of 67% based on 27 reviews. Whereas, on Metacritic, ‘Why Women Kill’ has a weighted average score of 62/100 based on 15 critics.
The series was renewed for a second season shortly before the first season concluded. However, the release date of season 2 is unknown. Given the circumstances, ‘Why Women Kill’ season 2 is unlikely to arrive this year.