LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Lifetime says it has ordered six, one-hour episodes of the darkly comedic drama, Mary Kills People.
Created by Tara Armstrong, the series stars Caroline Dhavernas as a single mother/emergency-room doctor who helps terminally ill people in need end their lives with dignity. The ensemble also features Jay Ryan, Richard Short, Lyriq Bent, Greg Bryk and Charlotte Sullivan.
"With a creative team led by the incomparable Tassie Cameron, Tara Armstrong's richly layered writing, Holly Dale's expert direction, and an outstanding cast, Mary Kills People will be an intense and thought-provoking series," John Morayniss, chief executive officer of producers eOne Television, said in a statement. "Lifetime is undoubtedly the perfect home for this topical and ground-breaking drama."
The show is expected to debut next year.