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10.29.2020

CBS ALL ACCESS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CASTING FOR “WHY WOMEN KILL” SEASON TWO

Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario

and Veronica Falcón Join the Anthology Series

L-R: Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie (Credit: Keenan Spencer Photography), Matthew Daddario (Credit: Stewart Shining), and Veronica Falcón (Credit: Jeremy David Creative)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 29, 2020 – CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced that Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario and Veronica Falcón have joined the cast of the service’s original anthology series WHY WOMEN KILL for its second season. They join previously announced cast members Allison Tolman and Nick Frost.

Lana Parrilla will play Rita, the sardonic wife to the wealthy and evil Carlo Castillo. As she waits for her elderly husband to die, Rita runs the garden club with an iron fist and spends much of her time engaging in an affair with a younger lover. Parrilla can be seen in David Ayer’s indie thriller “The Tax Collector” and is also known for starring on “Once Upon a Time” in the roles of Regina King and the Evil Queen, earning her a Teen Choice Award for Best TV Actress in a Fantasy Series in 2016. Prior to that, Parrilla starred in “Boomtown,” “Windfall,” “Swingtown” and “Miami Medical.” She has also appeared in “Spin City” and “24.”

B.K. Cannon will play Dee, Alma’s wry and brassy daughter who works as a waitress in a local diner. Though self-deprecating, Dee can be vulnerable under her emotional armor and finds her illicit affair with a secret lover to be both exciting and humiliating. B.K. recurred on “Switched At Birth” and was a series regular on “Sin City Saints.” She has guest starred on “Here and Now,” “Young & Hungry,” “The Mindy Project,” “The Middle,” “Super Clyde,” “Law & Order: LA,” amongst numerous other television series.

Jordane Christie will play Vern, a tough, rugged private detective. Vern is intrigued and suspicious when he’s hired to investigate Rita’s younger lover, whom she suspects is cheating on her. Jordane Christie attended the BFA acting program at Brooklyn College and pursued further classical studies at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts. Shortly after graduating, he went on to land leading roles in off-Broadway theater productions and guest starring roles in numerous series including “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Atlanta,” “Underground,” S.W.A.T and “Containment.”

Matthew Daddario will play Scooter, Rita’s gorgeous, sexy and not-so-bright lover. A charming would-be actor, Scooter is well kept by Rita but pursues a secret relationship elsewhere. Matthew Daddario recently finished starring in the third and final season of “Shadowhunters,” for which he won two Teen Choice Awards for Breakout Star and Choice Syfy Actor. He has also appeared in the films “Push,” “When the Game Stands Tall” and “Breathe In,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. He can also be seen in the CBS drama “Tommy.”

Lastly, Veronica Falcón will play Catherine, Carlo Castillo’s spinster daughter. Prim and proper, Catherine detests her father’s gorgeous wife, Rita, and returns to town after a mysterious accident, seeking a way to destroy her. In her three-decade career as an actor and choreographer, Veronica Falcón has starred and appeared in multiple projects including “Queen of the South,” an episode of the anthology “Room 104” and “Perpetual Grace LTD.” Most recently, she appeared in “Perry Mason” and can next be seen in Marvel’s “Winter Falcon,” as well as the upcoming films “Jungle Cruise,” the next installment of “The Purge” franchise, Ted Melfi’s “The Starling” and Neil Burger’s “Voyagers.”

From creator Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”), this season of the dark comedy features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will 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…

The first season of WHY WOMEN KILL, starring Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, is available to stream on CBS All Access.

The series is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios. Creator Marc Cherry serves as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey; Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis; Marc Webb and Francie Calfo.

In addition to WHY WOMEN KILL, CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series currently includes THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, TOONING OUT THE NEWS, NO ACTIVITY, INTERROGATION, THE THOMAS JOHN EXPERIENCE and TELL ME A STORY, as well as the upcoming limited event series THE STAND, THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW, TEXAS 6, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE HARPER HOUSE, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE and GUILTY PARTY. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the upcoming U.S.S Enterprise set series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS.

About CBS All Access:

CBS All Access is ViacomCBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 20,000 episodes and movies on demand – including exclusive original series, current and past seasons of hit shows from the CBS Television Network and growing libraries from brands across the ViacomCBS portfolio including BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian and more, as well as a wealth of films from Paramount Pictures. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. CBS All Access also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Digital’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

The service is currently available across all major device platforms including online, mobile and connected TV and OTT platforms and services. Versions of CBS All Access have launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.

About CBS Studios:

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

About Imagine Television Group:

Imagine Television Group is comprised of Imagine Television and Imagine Television Studios. Imagine Television was founded in 1986 by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and is run by Imagine Television President Samie Kim Falvey. Over the years, the company’s productions have been honored with 198 Emmy nominations and 30 Golden Globe nominations. In 2018, the company formed Imagine Television Studios to produce and finance a slate of projects that currently includes the series “Genius: Aretha” with showrunner Suzan-Lori Parks and starring Cynthia Erivo; “Why Women Kill” for CBS All Access from Marc Cherry; “Swagger” for Apple with Kevin Durant and Reggie Rock Bythewood; “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” for Hulu with The RZA and Alex Tse; “68 Whiskey” for Paramount Network; “Langdon” for NBC; “Ms. Pat” for BET+; “Outliers” for HBOMax; and “Joe Exotic” for Amazon. Imagine Television is also producing “Filthy Rich” from Tate Taylor and staring Kim Cattrall for Fox. Other productions include Fox’s award-winning series “Empire”; Nat Geo’s Emmy®-winning Genius anthology series; Fox’s Golden Globe- and Emmy®-winning Best Drama Series “24”; NBC’s Peabody Award-winning series “Friday Night Lights”; Fox’s Emmy®-winning Best Comedy “Arrested Development”; Fox’s “Shots Fired” and “Lie To Me”; WB’s “Felicity”; ABC’s “SportsNight”; and HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon,” which won the Emmy® for Outstanding Mini-Series. Howard and Grazer began their collaboration in the early 80’s with the hit film comedies “Night Shift” and “Splash,” and continue to run Imagine as executive chairmen.

www.imagine-entertainment.com

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