Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Meet the Devious Maids
Eight months after wrapping up the shenanigans on Wisteria Lane, Desperate Housewives executive producers Marc Cherry and Sabrina Wind are in Atlanta shooting their new soap, Devious Maids.
Like its predecessor, the Beverly Hills-set series (premiering later this year on Lifetime) juggles a delicious mix of comedy and tragedy. "It absolutely has the same tone as Housewives," says Wind. "It's five really interesting women, who, like us all, have certain things they don't want everyone to know."
After one of their own is murdered at the start of the series, the maids work together "to make sure the murderer is discovered and retribution is paid," Wind says. "You will find out who the murderer is before the first season is completed."
In the above photo, the women — (from left) Carmen (Roselyn Sánchez), Rosie (Dania Ramirez), Zoila (Judy Reyes) and Marisol (Ana Ortiz) —"are on a break at the home of a rock star who is on tour." Wind says. "When surrounded by luxuries, sometimes you just have to enjoy them."
Also during the 13-episode season, viewers will be taken inside lavish galas at the opulent homes of the maids' bosses, who include a soap opera actor, a movie star and a lawyer. "In one episode, we see an employer follow a maid home to her less affluent neighborhood to see how the other half lives," says Wind. "And at the end of the season, there will be one very large gathering that everyone will be a part of where secrets will be revealed."
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