CBS has announced that Virginia Williams, Jessica Phillips and Eileen Galindo will be joining the cast of the All Access dramedy.
Virginia Williams is a Netflix regular, it seems. She has starred in Teenage Bounty Hunters, Orange is the New Black and GLOW. Jessica Phillips appeared in Transporter: The Series, Lost girl, was the co-host of Wipeout Canada and one of the models on Deal or No Deal. Eileen Galindo is a television veteran with roles in everything from Desperate Housewives to playing Beverly Healy in Days of Our Lives.
CBS describes their roles as:
“Williams will play Grace, one of the beautiful, wealthy, upscale women who are Rita’s (Parilla) friends and members of the exclusive garden society. Unlike the other members, though, she’s sincere and warm and befriends the outsider, Alma (Tolman).”
“Phillips will portray Joan, a beautiful, upscale, entitled woman who is a member of a very exclusive garden society lead by Rita (Parilla). She laments that her son is having an affair with a much older woman.”
“Galindo plays Isabel, Rita’s (Parilla) maid with a bit of an edge, wry and pragmatic. She is well aware that Rita is not only having an affair with a younger man, but had hoped and believed that her elderly husband would be dead by now. On the surface, Isabel is the perfect maid, who helps with the garden party and other chores, but underneath it all she may understand Rita the best.”
They join series regulars Allison Tolman, Nick Frost, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario and Veronica Falcón.
Their characters are as follows:
Lana Parrilla will play Rita, the sardonic wife to the wealthy and evil Carlo Castillo. As she waits for her elderly husband to die, Rita runs the garden club with an iron fist and spends much of her time engaging in an affair with a younger lover. Parrilla can be seen in David Ayer’s indie thriller “The Tax Collector” and is also known for starring on “Once Upon a Time” in the roles of Regina King and the Evil Queen, earning her a Teen Choice Award for Best TV Actress in a Fantasy Series in 2016.
B.K. Cannon will play Dee, Alma’s wry and brassy daughter who works as a waitress in a local diner. Though self-deprecating, Dee can be vulnerable under her emotional armor and finds her illicit affair with a secret lover to be both exciting and humiliating. B.K. recurred on “Switched At Birth” and was a series regular on “Sin City Saints.”
“Jordane Christie will play Vern, a tough, rugged private detective. Vern is intrigued and suspicious when he’s hired to investigate Rita’s younger lover, whom she suspects is cheating on her. Jordane Christie attended the BFA acting program at Brooklyn College and pursued further classical studies at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts. Shortly after graduating, he went on to land leading roles in off-Broadway theater productions and guest starring roles in numerous series including “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Atlanta,” “Underground,” S.W.A.T and “Containment.”
“Matthew Daddario will play Scooter, Rita’s gorgeous, sexy and not-so-bright lover. A charming would-be actor, Scooter is well kept by Rita but pursues a secret relationship elsewhere. Matthew Daddario recently finished starring in the third and final season of “Shadowhunters,” for which he won two Teen Choice Awards for Breakout Star and Choice Syfy Actor. He has also appeared in the films “Push,” “When the Game Stands Tall” and “Breathe In,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.
“Lastly, Veronica Falcón will play Catherine, Carlo Castillo’s spinster daughter. Prim and proper, Catherine detests her father’s gorgeous wife, Rita, and returns to town after a mysterious accident, seeking a way to destroy her. In her three-decade career as an actor and choreographer, Veronica Falcón has starred and appeared in multiple projects including “Queen of the South,” an episode of the anthology “Room 104” and “Perpetual Grace LTD.” Most recently, she appeared in “Perry Mason” and can next be seen in Marvel’s “Winter Falcon,” as well as the upcoming films “Jungle Cruise,” the next installment of “The Purge” franchise, Ted Melfi’s “The Starling” and Neil Burger’s “Voyagers.”
From creator Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), the upcoming season is described by CBS as featuring “a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.”
The first season starred Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste and is available to stream on CBS All Access.
There is no debut date yet for season two.
Top Photo: Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste from the first season of Why Women Kill. Courtesy: CBS All Access.