Lucy Liu To Star In ‘Why Women Kill’ From ‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator

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12 Feb 19
Lucy Liu To Star In 'Why Women Kill' From 'Desperate Housewives' Creator

Lucy Liu To Star In ‘Why Women Kill’ From ‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator

CBS All Access has cast ‘Elementary’ star Lucy Liu as one of the leads in it’s upcoming darkly comedic drama Why Women Kill from ‘Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry it has been announced.

The series 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 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The show will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal… has not.

Lucy Liu stars as Simone. Elegant, stylish, effervescent, Simone is the picture of urbane confidence, moving through the world as if it were a delightful movie starring herself. Smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, she thrives on shopping and throwing parties, seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she is simply fabulous. However, despite nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated, her world upended, when she learns that Karl has been cheating on her.

Along with starring as Joan Watson in ‘Elementary’, which concludes its run this year, Lucy Liu has been making a name for herself behind the camera. Along with directing episodes of ‘Elementary’, she also directed the Season 2 premiere of ‘Luke Cage’, and episodes of the drama ‘Graceland’. On the acting side, she has appeared in series such as ‘Southland’, ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘Dirty Sexy Money’, and ‘Ugly Betty’, along with films such as ‘Kill Bill’, ‘Chicago’ and, of course, ‘Charlie’s Angels’. Liu most recently starred in Netflix’s feature film, ‘Set It Up’, opposite Taye Diggs, Glenn Powell and Zoey Deutch, directed by Claire Scanlon.

‘Why Women Kill’ is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. Creator Marc Cherry will serve as exec producer on alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo (‘Empire’, ‘Genius’), and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis.

It’s still too early to know who may pick up Why Women Kill in the UK, but we would think a new series from the creator of ‘Desperate Housewives’ starring Lucy Liu would be appealing to at least one UK broadcaster. We’ll let you know when we hear more.