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Lucy Liu To Star In Why Women Kill, A New Darkly Comedic Drama From Marc Cherry

Liu will star as Simone, the picture of urbane confidence, in the new CBS All Access Original Series.
Posted on Feb 11, 2019 | 12:00pm
After wrapping her role as Dr. Joan Watson on the final season of Elementary set to air later this year, Lucy Liu will star in the upcoming CBS All Access Original Series Why Women Kill, which will examine how the role of women has changed through the decades, but their reaction to betrayal... has not.

Liu will star as elegant and effervescent Simone, the picture of urbane confidence, moving through the world as if it were a delightful movie starring herself. Smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, Simone thrives on shopping and throwing parties, seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she's simply fabulous.

However, after nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated and her world upended when she learns that Karl has been cheating on her.

READ: CBS All Access Announces Why Women Kill, A New Dark-Comedy Series From Marc Cherry

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.

Liu is a critically acclaimed actress who has starred in film and television and on Broadway. For six seasons, Liu has co-starred in the highly praised drama series Elementary on CBS, alongside Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes.

In addition to working in front of the camera, in 2014 Liu made her way behind the lens to make her directorial debut and has directed episodes of Elementary ever since. Liu has also directed other series like Netflix and Marvel's Luke Cage and the USA drama Graceland.

Liu's TV acting credits include the critically acclaimed series Southland, Difficult People, and Ally McBeal.

As far as films, Liu most recently starred in Netflix's feature film Set It Up, opposite Taye Diggs, Glenn Powell, and Zoey Deutch, directed by Claire Scanlon. Other film credits include Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Kill Bill, and Chicago.

Creator Marc Cherry will serve as Executive Producer of Why Women Kill, 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 Why Women Kill, which will stream exclusively on CBS All Access.

Stay tuned to CBS.com for more information about Why Women Kill.