While Elementary season 7 may be the final one for series star Lucy Liu (and the rest of the cast of course), it looks as though she’s already found her next TV gig.
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Liu has officially signed on to star in Why Women Kill, a new show from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry that is being set up at CBS All Access. This means that Liu would be sticking around the network that made Elementary for many years, albeit in a very different sort of role. This show is apparently going to chronicle three different women who are living in three very different decades: The sixties, the eighties, and then more or less in the present. What binds them altogether is the subject matter: Infidelity in their marriages. The idea is to show how reactions to various betrayals stay the same, even if the time period and role of women in society is very different.
Per TVLine, Liu will take on the part of Simone, the character set within the 1980’s. Here’s the official character description:
“Elegant, stylish, effervescent, Simone is the picture of urbane confidence, moving through the world as if it were a delightful movie starring herself … Smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, she thrives on shopping and throwing parties, seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she is simply fabulous. However, despite nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated, her world upended, when she learns that Karl has been cheating on her.”
This is a very different role from Joan Watson, one that could be a lot more based in circumstance and emotion than a specific job title that she holds in relation to Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes. Given that the final season of Elementary wrapped up filming last year, this enables it so that Liu gets to dive back into work after a short break and continue to bring us some cool stuff. She has a lot of other pursuits these days, and this is the sort of series that should enable her the time to pursue some of those while also doing some more acting work.
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