Why Women Kill: Alexandra Daddario to join CBS All Access drama


The new series, Why Women Kill, from the creator of Desperate Housewives, is adding the San Andreas star to their cast.

According to a report from Deadline, Alexandra Daddario will join CBS All Access’ Why Women Kill as a series regular.

Why Women Kill will be a new “darkly comedic drama” from Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives, in conjunction with CBS TV Studios and Imagine Television. The series will depict the lives of three women living in different decades, each dealing with betrayal in their marriages.

The series will look at the women’s reactions in the 60s and 80s as well as 2018. That’s where Daddario comes in.

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Alexandra Daddario will be playing Jade in the 2018 setup. She will be the neat freak lesbian lover of Taylor and Jade is staying with Taylor (and Taylor’s husband) after Jade is stalked by a dangerous ex. The catch seems to be (at least according to the breakdown Deadline has provided) that Jade might be a little crazy herself.

The True Detective actress joins a cast that already includes Lucy Liu (AllyMcBeal, Elementary and, you know, Charlies Angels), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Reid Scott (Veep) and Sam Jaeger (Parenthood).

Goodwin is set to be the focal point of the 60s era storyline while Liu will headline the 80s portion. Goodwin’s character is said to be a (by all appearances) normal housewife. Until that is, she finds out her husband isn’t being faithful to her. Liu will be a socialite who values clothes, parties and appearance. But her ideal life starts to fall apart when discovers her husband’s infidelity.

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According to Deadline, the show will take a look at how the roles of women have changed over the years, but their response to betrayal hasn’t.

Cherry will be the executive producer along with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis. Marc Webb will also join as an executive producer and director.