Just a few days after CBS announced that Ginnifer Goodwin would be joining the new “Twilight Zone” reboot, the network confirmed that the actor would also be joining Lucy Liu in the series “Why Women Kill.”
The series will premiere on CBS All Access, and the show was created by Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”). “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 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal… has not. The show is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios.
According to the announcement, Ginnifer Goodwin will star as Beth Ann. Seen in 1963, Beth Ann looks to be the ideal ‘60s housewife. She is kind, cheerful and warm but if you get too close, you start to see that she wears a mask to hide her pain. Beth Ann’s whole world revolves around her husband, and so she is understandably defensive and immediately in denial when told Rob is having an affair. Determined to learn the sordid details for herself, Beth Ann is in for a life-changing shift of perspective.
Creator Marc Cherry will serve as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer (“Empire,” “Genius”) and Francie Calfo (“Empire,” “Genius”), and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis. Marc Webb will also executive produce and direct.
We will most likely learn who will be playing the other roles in the series over the next few weeks. As for Goodwin’s role in “The Twilight Zone,” she will be featured in the episode titled “Point of Origin,” which will also feature James Frain and Zabryna Guevara. The reboot will also feature narrator Jordan Peele, as well as Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun.