It’s alive. Lifetime has renewed its Mary Kills People TV show for a second season. A Canadian black comedy and mercy killing drama, Mary Kills People stars Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Mary Harris, a physician and single mother who operates a euthanasia business on the side.
The Lifetime TV series also stars Jay Ryan, Richard Short, Lyriq Bent, Greg Bryk, Abigail Winter, Grace Lynn Kung, Katie Douglas, Alexandra Castillo, Sebastien Roberts, Lola Flanery, Natalie Lisinska, and Jess Salgueiro.
(Excerpted from a multi-show press release.)
LIFETIME BOLSTERS SCRIPTED CONTENT
WITH SEASON FOUR RENEWAL OF UNREAL,
SEASON TWO PICK UP OF MARY KILLS PEOPLE
AND START OF PRODUCTION ON PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU
Los Angeles, CA – July 28, 2017 – Lifetime ups its premium scripted content with new season greenlights of the critically-acclaimed drama series UnREAL for a fourth season and freshman drama Mary Kills People for a season two, it was announced today by Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime. The renewal of UnREAL comes ahead of its much-anticipated third season, which will debut in early 2018 alongside Mary Kills People. Lifetime’s scripted fare also includes the straight-to-series psychological thriller from Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, YOU, starring Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail, which begins production this August. In line with Lifetime’s Broad Focus initiative, more than 50% of directors for these series are female, and are predominately produced and written by women.
“It’s an exciting time for all women when a female-directed movie, featuring a female superhero, tops the summer box office,” said Gateley of today’s announcement. “In television, Lifetime is the top tier destination for hiring female writers, directors and producers and we continue to celebrate the everyday, real-life heroes in our programming.”
Mary Kills People- Returns Early 2018
Single mother Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) is an ER doctor by day, but by night, she and her partner Des (Richard Short), a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death helping terminally ill patients slip away on their own terms. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar; but death is hot, business is booming, and her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she’s going to have to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing game. Jay Ryan returns as Ben Wesley. Mary Kills People is executive produced by Tassie Cameron, Amy Cameron, Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby. The series will be directed by Kelly Makin, Norma Bailey and David Wellington with Holly Dale as Co-Executive Producer. Tara Armstrong created the series and is Executive Producer and writer. Additional writers include Tassie Cameron, Morwyn Brebner, Lara Azzopardi and Marsha Greene. Mary Kills People is produced by Entertainment One and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Mary Kills People TV show? Are you happy Lifetime has renewed this TV series for season two?