Has Why Women Kill Been Confirmed For A Season 2?
Starting as a CBS All-Access series in August 2019—and having rebranded as Paramount+—the streaming service officially renewed the series for a second season back in October 2019, prior to the last few episodes of the show being released online.
In the first season of the series, Why Women Kill followed three different women living in three different time periods—1963, 1984, and 2019—who were all connected after having lived in the same mansion in Pasadena, California, where they eventually became murderers.
The first season saw each character sport a different motive for killing someone close to them, and by the end of the season, the twisting path that bound them together was revealed.
What Is The Plot Of The Second Season Of Why Women Kill?
Season one of Why Women Kill detailed the lives of Beth Ann, Simone and Taylor, living in three different decades, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series examines how the roles of women have changed, but their reaction to betrayal... has not.
Despite spanning multiple decades, the show is continuously set in the same mansion in the affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood of Pasadena, where each of the central characters lived during their time. It sets the backdrop for their stories to be intriguingly intertwined throughout the series, underscored by their shared experiences of betrayal.
As for season two, it is set to follow a new ensemble cast and will be set in 1949. Per the description, the second season of Why Women Kill advises to "keep your secrets buried". It will also "explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong..."
But don't take our word for it, check out the trailer below to see for yourself.
WATCH BELOW: Why Women Kill Season Two Trailer
Which Cast Members Will Be Returning For Why Women Kill Season 2?
The first season saw Ginnifer Goodwin star as 1963 housewife, Beth Ann Stanton; Lucy Liu as 1984 socialite, Simone Grove; and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as 2019 lawyer, Taylor Harding.
However, for the show's second season, names and faces will completely change. Staring as the new leading cast, Lana Parrilla will play Rita, a cynical housewife to the wealthy and evil Carlo Castillo, who spends her time engaging in an affair with a younger lover, while waiting for her elderly husband to die. Joining Parilla is B.K. Cannon who will play Dee, Alma’s daughter who works as a waitress at a diner. While she is self-deprecating, Dee can be vulnerable under her emotional armour, and finds herself in an illicit affair with a secret lover.
Next is Jordane Christie who will play Vern, a tough private detective. Vern is hired to investigate Rita’s younger lover, who she believes is cheating on her. Joining Christie is Matthew Daddario as Scooter, Rita’s attractive but not-so-bright lover, who's partaking in a secret relationship with another. Veronica Falcón will play Catherine, Carlo Castillo’s daughter who detests her father’s wife, Rita, and returns to find a way to destroy her.
When Can We Watch Why Women Kill Season 2?
Keen to give it a shot? You can catch the second season of Why Women Kill on Paramount + on June 3.