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Ginnifer Goodwin To Star Alongside Lucy Liu In Why Women Kill

As an "ideal" '60s housewife named Beth Ann, Goodwin will unmask a nuanced character on the CBS All Access Original Series.
Posted on Feb 13, 2019 | 01:00pm
Kind. Cheerful. Warm.

On first blush, Beth Ann might strike you as the quintessential housewife from 1963. But when Ginnifer Goodwin breathes the character to life on the upcoming CBS All Access Original Series Why Women Kill, we'll see how she's wearing 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.

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The new series is a darkly comedic drama that will examine how the role of women has changed through the decades, but their reaction to betrayal... has not. Why Women Kill will introduce us to a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s, and a lawyer in 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages.

Goodwin joins Lucy Liu, who was recently announced as the modern era's Simone, the picture of urbane confidence. Like Beth Ann, Simone will discover that her husband Karl has been cheating on her. While Simone is devastated in her world, Beth Ann will be determined to learn the sordid details of her husband's dirty deeds—and will be in for a life-changing shift of perspective.

Goodwin will also be appearing soon in The Twilight Zone, which begins streaming April 1 exclusively on CBS All Access. She is best known for her roles in HBO's Big Love and ABC's Once Upon a Time.

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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 for the series, which will stream exclusively on CBS All Access.

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