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WOW. Alright, there's a lot going on in that trailer, but, unfortunately, it looks like most of it won't be uplifting in any kind of fairy tale, happy ending way. With that said, though, it does look like Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place, Veronica Mars) are going to help serve up some major drama that will be worthy of appointment viewing once Why Women Kill debuts.
Why Women Kill, which comes from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, is described as being a "darkly comedic drama" and we can certainly get a good look at the tone of the show from the very beginning of the trailer. When Goodwin's character, Beth Ann, reveals to her seemingly sweet husband that she's been "wondering when you'll die," it strikes just the note to tell us that this is going to be a very different kind of show.
As you can also see from the trailer, Why Women Kill will focus on Beth Ann (Goodwin), Simone (Liu) and Taylor (Howell-Baptiste) in three different time periods as they deal with infidelity in their marriages. Beth Ann is a determined housewife in the '60, Simone is an '80s socialite and Taylor is a lawyer trying to figure out her open marriage in 2018. In another twist on cheating tales, these women all live in the same home in their separate time periods, which is giving me freaky American Horror Story: Murder House vibes, for sure.
Obviously, getting cheated on sucks in any time period, and most of us can probably already guess why these ladies will want to kill. But, will they really all kill their no good, dirty, cheating spouses? We absolutely see someone end up in a body bag, and Beth Ann's husband seems to take a nasty tumble through the glass shower door, but does he die from the fall and does she push him? I'm going to guess that Beth Ann doesn't have the same training as Snow, so she might not be strong enough to have made that happen. Of course, I've heard that getting angry can do wonders for one's strength, so we shall see...
Why Women Kill also stars Sam Jaeger as Beth Ann's husband Rob, Jack Davenport as Simone's two-secret-having husband Karl and Reid Scott as Taylor's husband Eli, and it seems like they will all, at the very least, have some serious hurt put on them for betraying their wives.