For the second year in a row, “Why Women Kill” has been a hit with Paramount+ subscribers. However, the second season of the show, unlike the first, took place in one town and one time period, focusing on a high-class California gardening club’s war for control in the 1940s rather than the mansion’s deadly tenants. There was plenty of Marc Cherry campiness in both seasons, including family drama, soap opera romance, and high-camp black humor with much of glitz and glam. The antics of the characters in “Why Women Kill” can either make you laugh or make you cry, depending on which season you’re watching. Occasionally, you’ll have to do both at once.
Take a look at what we know about the possibilities of a third season as the second season comes to a close. First and foremost, is it even taking place? Second, given the dramatic difference in tone between Seasons 1 and 2, what will Season 3 be about — and, more importantly, who will feature in it — is a major question. Here’s what we know thus far about the situation.
Why Women Kill Season 3 Will Premiere on Netflix Sometime in the Future
At the time of this writing, “Why Women Kill” has not been renewed for a third season on the Syfy channel. Most of the summer programs on Paramount+ are either renewed or canceled within a few weeks of the final episode showing on the streaming channel. The show was renewed for a second season in mid-October of last year (via Variety), which coincided with the release of the final episode of the season, so it’s probable that a decision will be made shortly. We anticipate that “Why Women Kill” will return for a third season in the near future, which will be wonderful news for the fans.
Due to the several Covid-19-related restrictions that were in place in California at the time the show was picked up, the show was filmed through the winter months of 2020 and then into 2021 last year. According to the latest projections, assuming “Why Women Kill” is renewed in October and filming goes smoothly, the show’s third season would premiere in the early summer of next year. In terms of timing, the broad time range in which the second season aired — between June and July — appears to be the most promising for Season 3.
Also, it’s possible that Paramount+ will decide to hold off on releasing the show and instead run it from late August to mid-October as it did with the first season. It will be a game of guessing until a formal announcement is made on a renewal.
When Will the Third Season of Why Women Kill Be Released, and Who Will Feature in It?
Due to the fact that the third season of “Why Women Kill” has not yet been greenlit, we have yet to see who will star in it. However, given the fact that Season 2 established a guideline that each new season will feature a new set of characters and a new premise, it is unlikely that the characters from either season of the show will carry over into the third.
A whole new generation of California divas taking center stage for this new season is easy to envisage, complete with all-new difficulties and all-new killings to clean up after. In terms of plot and setting, we’ll hold off on making any predictions for the time being, although it would be wonderful to see more theatre divas on the show — such as Patti LuPone or Audra McDonald, for example — in the future. There are currently no stars committed to the third season, so keep an eye out for further details in the coming months!
What Will the Subject Matter of the Third Season of Why Women Kill Be?
Because of the anthology nature of the overall series, as well as the intentional absence of an overarching storyline that connects previous seasons to the most recent, there have been no plot details announced for the third season of “Why Women Kill,” and there is no way to predict what themes or characters it will tackle at this time.
Instead, it’s entertaining to hypothesize about what era the show might take place in. Because the subject matter that the show has based itself around thus far has tended to be housewives of the more desperate variety, it is possible that single women will be Cherry’s next region of operation. So far, the show has traveled through the decades of the 1950s, 1940s, 1980s, and the present day — which century will it travel through next? Perhaps the twenties were the era? Will someone go to any lengths to become a free and easy flapper? Will we be delving into the world of cults and murder in the far-future decade of the 1960s? Will there be a 1970s-themed adventure with drugs, cake, and glitter to look forward to?
Whatever twists and turns Marc Cherry can concoct for his next group of violent, trendy, and desperate divas will undoubtedly be a delight to see unfold on the big screen in the coming months.