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Why Women Kill Trailer Previews Three Saucy Revenge Stories

One house, three femme fatales

Amanda Bell

The first trailer for Why Women Killis in, and from the looks of it, this sexy new CBS All Access drama will be the very definition of a guilty pleasure show.

The series stars Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Lucy Liu (Elementary), and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) as a trio of women living in three very different time periods, but who all suffer infidelity from their spouses and each have murder on their minds as a result.

As the trailer shows, Goodwin's Beth Ann is a housewife in the '60s who goes to great lengths to keep her husband happy -- only to find him constantly ignoring and cheating on her until she snaps. By the time she starts verbally romanticizing the idea of his death over the dinner table, it's probably too late for her dimwit hubby's compliments about the meat loaf to change her mind. Meanwhile, Liu's Simone is an '80s socialite who loves nothing more than a good party but is not ready to dance over the news that her husband has a paramour of his own. And Howell-Baptiste's Taylor is a lawyer in 2019 whose relationship is much more open than the rest... but that doesn't mean she's going to stand by and let absolutely anything go on with her husband's extramarital dalliances.

Why Women Kill is created by Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry and also stars Jack Davenport, Sam Jaeger, Reid Scott, Alexandra Daddario, Sadie Calvano, Leo Howard, Alicia Coppola, and Katie Finneran.

The series will premiere on CBS All Access on Thursday, Aug. 15, with new episodes available each week on Thursdays for subscribers of the streaming service. CBS All Access has also released the following character posters for each of these three leads.

​Ginnifer Goodwin, Why Women Kill

Ginnifer Goodwin, Why Women Kill

Matthias Clamer, CBS
Lucy Liu, Why Women Kill

Lucy Liu, Why Women Kill

Matthias Clamer, CBS
Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Why Women Kill

Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Why Women Kill

Matthias Clamer, CBS

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