It’s the end of the road for Paramount+‘s Why Women Kill as the show has officially been canceled after two seasons, despite being renewed for Season 3 in December 2021.
“Paramount+ has made the difficult decision not to move forward with Season 3 of Why Women Kill,” a Paramount+ spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “We would like to thank our partners at CBS Studios and Imagine Television Studios, the amazing creator and showrunner Marc Cherry and the incredible writers, cast and crew for two memorable seasons.”
Though the un-renewal may seem shocking, the show utilizes an anthology format and has a new cast each season. Season 3 casting had not been announced.
Why Women Kill was created by ABC’s Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, who also served as executive producer and showrunner on the show.
Season 1 was set in three different decades, 1963, 1984, and 2019. It followed three women who lived in the same Pasadena mansion across those decades and who all dealt with infidelity in their marriages. The cast included Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Alexandra Daddario.
Season 2 was set solely in 1949 and chronicled one woman’s attempt to belong no matter the cost. The cast included Allison Tolman, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón and Nick Frost.