Reid Scott joins CBS All Access’ dramedy series Why Women Kill
According to Deadline, Reid Scott (Veep) has signed on for the role of Eli in in Marc Cherry’s upcoming dark comedy drama series Why Women Kill for CBS All Access. The series will be starring Emmy Award-nominated actress Lucy Liu (Elementary) as Simone and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) as Beth Ann.
Seen in 2018, Scott’s character Eli is a good-natured Jewish man, who has a great sense of humor. His official character description reads: “He is a stay-at-home writer, married to Taylor, whom he finds alluring and exciting, constantly impressed by her fearlessness. He’s happy with their unconventional marriage, pleased that both have the liberty to sleep with other people as long as they don’t bring their playmates home. However, all that is about to change when Eli allows Taylor to let her lesbian lover crash with them for the weekend.”
Scott is best known for his roles in TV shows such as: the sitcom My Boys; and HBO’s political comedy series Veep which will be returning for its seventh and final season on March 31. His other TV credits include: Bones, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Big C, Motorcity and Turbo FAST.
Why Women Kill will follow the story of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ‘60s, a socialite in the ‘80s and a lawyer in 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal has not.
The series is created by Emmy nominee Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), who will also serve as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis will also executive produce along with Marc Webb who will also direct. Why Women Kill is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios.
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