Season 2 of Why Women Kill returns to Paramount+ on June 3 2021. The anthology series features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949. Season 2 stars Allison Tolman playing Alma, a timid housewife that goes to extreme lengths to be accepted by her peers. This season also stars Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón and Nick Frost.
- When Why Women Kill Season 2 Premieres: Thursday, June 3, 2021
- When New Episodes of Why Women Kill air: Every Thursday
- How Many Episodes in Season 2: 10
- Where to Watch: Paramount+ (7-day-free trial) – All of season 1 of Why Women Kill is available on-demand along with Season 2 episodes as they drop every Thursday.
How To Watch Why Women Kill
Why Women Kill will exclusively air on Paramount+. The first episode premieres Thursday, June 3rd, and will be available to stream at 12 am pacific time, or 3 am eastern. A new episode will follow every Thursday for a total of 10 episodes.
Paramount+ offers a seven-day free trial and then plans start at $4.99 per month with limited commercial viewing. You can watch without ads if you subscribe to the commercial-free plan for $9.99 per month. If you cancel within your free trial, you won’t be charged. Both plans can also be purchased at a discount for an annual commitment. A subscription to Paramount+ provides the following:
- exclusive Paramount+ Shows like Why Women Kill, Star Trek Discovery, and more
- a live stream of your local CBS station
- on-demand content from CBS, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and more
- watch on 3 devices at the same time
You can watch Why Women Kill on Paramount+ on any of the following supported devices:
- Apple TV
- iPhone and iPad
- Android TV
- Android phone and tablet
- Fire TV
- Portal TV
- PlayStation 4
- Samsung TV
- Vizio TV
- LG TV
- Xfinity Flex
Check out our review of Paramount+ for more details.
About Why Women Kill Season 1
There may be just a smidge of female rage out there. It was always simmering, but after certain presidential candidates made specific comments, it boiled over. Hell hath no fury like a country full of women whose leader brags about assaulting them.
And so we get “Why Women Kill,” a crime series about three women from different eras who plot the demise of their husbands. Do the husbands deserve it? Maybe. Do men, in general, deserve it? Of course not. But there is a certain raw vicarious satisfaction in watching the series, which no doubt has contributed to its popularity. Recently it was renewed for a second season, this time showcasing a new cast of characters that we can watch slowly unravel.
Casting, of course, is key to its appeal. There are so many favorites from other beloved shows that it feels like having a costume theme party with old friends. Ginnifer Goodwin is Beth Ann, the classic put-upon wife from 1963 forever hampered by her domineering and adulterous husband (Sam Jaeger). Lucy Liu (or Simone) is glorious as a wealthy, vapid socialite in 1984 whose husband (Jack Davenport of “Smash”) turns out to be gay. And then in the present-day, we get Kirby Howell-Baptiste, aka Simone of “The Good Place” fame. Her situation is complicated by the fact that she is bi and in an open marriage with a writer played by Reid Scott (“Veep.”)
All those scenes from past decades provide “Why Women Kill” with opportunities to play with a wide array of costumes, props, and sets. The show sets each one of these women in the same house, which time and time again experiences domestic tragedy even as it morphs from decade to decade.
“Why Women Kill” is dripping with soapy, campy allure. That plus the mystery of how and why each crime came to pass makes for a formula that has proved successful for Paramount+
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