‘Why Women Kill’ Season 2 Add 5 To Cast Inc. Lana Parrilla, Jordane Christie & Matthew Daddario
From ‘Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry, ‘Why Women Kill’ examines how the roles of women have changed over the decades, but how their reaction to betrayal… has not. The second season of the dark comedy features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong…
Lana Parrilla will play Rita, the sardonic wife to the wealthy and evil Carlo Castillo (yet to be cast). As she waits for her elderly husband to die, Rita runs the garden club with an iron fist and spends much of her time engaging in an affair with a younger lover.
Parrilla is probably best known as Regina/The Evil Queen in the ABC drama ‘Once Upon A Time’, and is following in the footsteps of her former castmate Ginnifer Goodwin, who starred in ‘Why Women Kill’ season one. More recently she appeared in David Ayer’s film ‘The Tax Collector’.
Rita aforementioned “younger lover” Scooter will be played by Matthew Daddario. He’s gorgeous, sexy and… not-so-bright. A charming would-be actor, Scooter is well kept by Rita but pursues a secret relationship elsewhere.
Daddario’s most prominent role to date was playing Alec Lightwood in the Freeform drama ‘Shadowhunters’. He also has a connection to season one, which featured Alexandra Daddario, his older sister!
Jordane Christie plays Vern, a tough, rugged private detective. Vern is intrigued and suspicious when he’s hired to investigate Rita’s younger lover, whom she suspects is cheating on her… which as we’ve just established in his bio… he is!
Christie most recently appeared as Arthur in Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’. Prior to that, he starred in Julie Plec’s series ‘Containment’, along with popping up in shows such as ‘Chicago P.D.’ and ‘S.W.A.T.’
Veronica Falcón is set to portray Catherine, Carlo Castillo’s spinster daughter. Prim and proper, Catherine detests her father’s gorgeous wife, Rita, and returns to town after a mysterious accident, seeking a way to destroy her.
Falcón starred recently in HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ series as Lupe Gibbs, but is possibly best known as Camila Vargas in USA Network’s drama ‘Queen of the South’. She is next due to pop up in Marvel’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and also the Disney film ‘Jungle Cruise’ which stars Dwayne Johnson.
Lastly, B.K. Cannon also joins the cast as Dee, the wry and brassy daughter to Allison Tolman’s Alma, who works as a waitress in a local diner. Though self-deprecating, Dee can be vulnerable under her emotional armour and finds her illicit affair with a secret lover to be both exciting and humiliating.
Most recently Cannon has appeared in Ryan Murphy Netflix series ‘The Politician’. Prior to that, they recurred as Mary Beth Tucker on Freeform drama ‘Switched at Birth’, and starred as Melissa Stanton on the sitcom ‘Sin City Saints’.
‘Why Women Kill’ is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios. Creator Marc Cherry serves as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey; Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis; Marc Webb and Francie Calfo.
‘Why Women Kill‘ Season 2 will premiere in 2021 on CBS All Access (or Paramount+… as it will probably be called by then!) in the USA. Season 1 of the dark comedy aired on Alibi in the UK.
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