CBS All Access, CBS’ digital subscription video-on-demand, and live streaming service, today announced Kirby Howell-Baptiste will star in the service’s upcoming darkly comedic drama WHY WOMEN KILL. Howell-Baptiste joins previously announced cast members Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sam Jaeger, Reid Scott, and Alexandra Daddario.
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. WHY WOMEN KILL is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios.
Kirby Howell-Baptiste will star as Taylor. Seen in 2018, Taylor is a fiercely intelligent, kick-ass woman, a lawyer, perfectly in control of her sensitive side when she chooses to display it. She is also very protective of her husband, who is content to play beta to her alpha. Described admiringly by her husband, Eli, she is “one hot feminist,” driven, impassioned, and very sexy. She’s also upfront about being bisexual, and she and Eli have an open marriage, which, so far, seems to be working.
Kirby Howell-Baptiste’s television credits include celebrated series “Killing Eve,” “The Good Place” and “Barry,” for which she was nominated for a 2019 SAG Award, as well as the upcoming season of “Veronica Mars” and the Blumhouse horror anthology series “Into the Dark.” Additional television credits include “Love,” “Downward Dog” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!”
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 is set to direct the series premiere and two additional episodes.