Lucy Liu Cast in CBS All Access’ “Why Women Kill”

Lucy Liu doesn’t intend to take any rest once her procedural drama Elementary wraps up at CBS this year. Instead, Liu will immediately move on to starring in dark comedy Why Women Kill, which comes from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series, which is set to air on CBS All Access, will follow three women in different time periods, with each one of them trying to cope with marital infidelity. Its aim is to show how the roles of women have changed through different eras, but their reaction to being betrayed has remained the same.

Deadline reports that Lucy Liu will take on the role of Simone, who is described as “smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, she thrives on shopping and throwing parties, seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she is simply fabulous. However, despite nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated, her world upended, when she learns that Karl has been cheating on her.”

The premiere date for Why Women Kill still remains to be determined, but the realistic expectations are late 2019 or early 2020.

Besides Elementary, and now Why Women Kill, Lucy Liu worked on several other projects including sci-fi movie Future World, where she co-starred with James Franco and Milla Jovovich, and romantic comedy Set It Up. She is also set to have a voice role in 2019’s Space Jam 2.