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Caroline Dhavernas to star in Lifetime's 'Mary Kills People' series

By Karen Butler
Caroline Dhavernas to star in Lifetime's 'Mary Kills People' series
Caroline Dhavernas attends the Toronto International Film Festival press conference for "Passchendaele" on September 5, 2008. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

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.

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"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. 

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