"Mary Kills People" is a new series premiering on #lifetime on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10 p.m. The original series created by Tara Armstrong is starting off with six episodes. If those go well with high ratings, Lifetime will probably give the green light for more episodes to be added. There were talks at the beginning of the year that Lifetime might approve a second season.

About the series

A single mother named Mary Harris is an emergency room doctor who saves lives by day. By night, she has a different job which is entirely opposite of what she does during the day. She and her partner, a former plastic surgeon, moonlight to help terminally ill patients die on their own terms.

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They are referred to as underground angels of death. Caroline Dhavemas has the leading role as Mary.

For a fee, Mary and Des, played by Richard Short, have a booming business working outside the law. However, the doctor's double life is becoming complicated. For instance, she establishes a relationship with some of her patients and at the end she refuses to go through with what she has been paid to do. Without even seeing one episode, you can imagine that not all assignments go as planned.

Euthanasia

Most people will either love the series, or they will hate it because #euthanasia is such a controversial subject. Some people believe in euthanasia, while others think it is entirely wrong. The series is not based on a true story, but euthanasia is real and it happens all the time. There will be a new case for Mary to work with in every one of the six episodes.

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There are some states where euthanasia is legal. When people want death with dignity and the procedure is illegal in their own state, they move to a state where it is legal for medical personnel to handle their death. Euthanasia is illegal in most states. It is legal and called physician aid in dying, or assisted suicide in only a handful of states, such as California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington DC, and Washington state.

"Euthanasia" is a Greek word that means "good death." Most people know it to be the practice of intentionally ending the life of a terminally ill person in order to relieve severe pain and suffering. Not only are there legal considerations, but ethical things to consider as well.

While doing research for "Mary Kills People," producers were careful to consider all those things and add those themes into the series. The series is not to convince anyone to choose euthanasia. Rather, it is a way to bring awareness to what could happen.

When "Mary Kills People" premieres on Lifetime on April 23, will you watch it?