‘Why Women Kill’ Cancelled After 2 Seasons By Paramount

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01 Jul 22

‘Why Women Kill’ Cancelled After 2 Seasons By Paramount

Unfortunately, we won’t find out Why Women Kill anymore, after Paramount+ reverses its previous decision to renew the anthology series, cancelling it after two seasons.

The dark comedy anthology series came from creator Marc Cherry (‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘Devious Maids’) and examined how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal has not. Each season featured a new story and a new cast of characters.

“Paramount+ has made the difficult decision not to move forward with Season 3 of Why Women Kill,” commented a spokesperson for Paramount+. “We would like to thank our partners at CBS Studios and Imagine Television Studios; the amazing creator and showrunner Marc Cherry; and the incredible writers, cast and crew for two memorable seasons.”

It is a slightly odd decision, given the show was originally renewed for Season 3 in December last year, and Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series commented that the series ranked “within the top 10 series on Paramount+ in terms of both overall engagement and new subscriber acquisition.” What’s even stranger is that production was apparently due to start on the third season over the next few weeks in Vancouver, so this cancellation comes very late in the game, although no cast had been announced for Season 3.

Season 1 of ‘Why Women Kill’ starred Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Sam Jaeger, Jack Davenport, Alexandra Daddario, and Reid Scott. Season 2 starred Allison Tolman, Lana Parilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón and Nick Frost.

‘Why Women Kill’ was produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios. Cherry served as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey; Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis. Marc Webb, Francie Calfo, David Warren, Austin Guzman, and Curtis Kheel executive produced as well.

Why Women Kill‘ aired on Alibi in the UK and Parmount+ in the USA.