Ginnifer Goodwin Joins Marc Cherry's Why Women Kill

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Ginnifer Goodwin is leaving the world of broadcast TV behind for her next role. 

The Once Upon a Time grad has been added to the cast of CBS All Access drama, Why Women Kill, according to Deadline

Goodwin is on board to play Beth Ann, one of the three leading ladies on the streaming series. 

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"She is kind, cheerful and warm. But if you get too close, you start to see that she wears a mask to hide her pain," according to the official description for the character. 

"Beth Ann’s whole world revolves around her husband, and so she is understandably defensive and immediately in denial when told Rob is having an affair."

Related: Why Women Kill Ordered to Series at CBS All Access

"Determined to learn the sordid details for herself, Beth Ann is in for a life-changing shift of perspective.”

Goodwin's casting comes just days after Elementary favorite, Lucy Liu landed the role of a socialite. 

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The series is slated to follow three women living in different decades. 

"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,” Marc Cherry said in a statement when the series was ordered, 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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Cherry is, of course, best known for bringing Desperate Housewives to the air. 

Goodwin is in-demand at the moment. She's also attached to appear on fellow CBS All Access series, The Twilight Zone, as well as Netflix's upcoming Heartstrings. 

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

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