CBS All Access Gives Series Order to Marc Cherry's Why Women Kill

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Marc Cherry's newest dark comedy will not be making its way to broadcast television or even cable. 

CBS All Access has placed a series order for Why Women Kill, a series that will follow three distinctly different women from different decades. 

There's a 1960s housewife, an '80s socialite and a lawyer in 2018. 

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According to the official logline, Why Women Kill will “examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal… has not.”

“As much as we like to think that the institution of marriage has evolved over the past few decades, infidelity still has the ability to rock us to our core,” Cherry said in a statement, adding:

“Why Women Kill will explore what happens when women’s primal instincts are unleashed with unexpected and twisted consequences.

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"I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with two exceptional companies to bring this series to life. Both Imagine [Television Studios] and CBS All Access are wonderful partners, and I’m looking forward to an amazing collaboration.”

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"Having worked with Marc 15 years ago on 'Desperate Housewives,' it is clear he has captured lightning in a bottle again with the depiction of three women who are so richly drawn that they defy expectations at every turn," said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access.

"WHY WOMEN KILL poses powerful cultural questions with Marc's inimitable, biting wit, and we look forward to taking viewers on this wild ride."

"As we began the process of building Imagine Television Studios, Marc was at the top of my list of premium writers who I knew could create an inventive, razor-sharp series to cut through the marketplace - and Marc delivered on all counts. We are honored and thrilled to be partners with Julie and her team at CBS All Access on this project and look forward to playing a key role in bringing viewers to their streaming service," said Francie Calfo.

Cherry is probably most well-known for bringing Desperate Housewives to the small screen back in 2004. 

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That soapy drama focused on the mysterious lives of a group of housewives in the suburbs. That show became a global phenomenon upon its debut with its dark humor and sudsy storylines. 

He went on to create Devious Maids at Lifetime which focused on a group of maids in Beverly Hills who find themselves embroiled in the world of murder and deceit. 

Those two shows aside, we think it's fair to say that Cherry's TV shows are among the most addictive on television. 

Will Why Women Kill be another success story? Will it all come down to the casting?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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