added: Mon, Jan 9th '17
Christine Baranski reprises her Emmy-nominated role as spitfire attorney Diane Lockhart in the forthcoming "The Good Wife" spin-off series, "The Good Fight," which is set to launch next month exclusively on CBS All Access, the network's new premium streaming service.
The ten-episode series also stars former "Game of Thrones" actress Rose Leslie as Maia, Lockhart's goddaughter and a newly recruited lawyer who gets unfairly tainted by a company scandal involving her father who was Lockhart's old associate (played by CSI's Paul Guilfoyle). Because of that scandal, Lockhart is financially affected and must delay her retirement plans. Unable to get her old job back, she fights to stay above water by seeking opportunities elsewhere.
The show will also see the return of "Good Wife" actors Cush Jumbo as Chicago lawyer Lucca Quinn, Sarah Steele as Lockhart's devoted secretary Marissa Gold, Gary Cole as Lockhart's on-and-off love interest Kurt McVeigh, and Zach Grenier as law firm partner David Lee. Rounding out the cast are Delroy Lindo, Justin Bartha, Erica Tazel, Helene Yorke.
Set to stream on Sunday, February 19th, "The Good Fight" doesn't fall under the same television restrictions as regular broadcast shows. So, fans can expect a few F-bombs and some mild nudity, as seen in the new "uncensored" trailer, above.
The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife. In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.
starring Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, Justin Bartha, Erica Tazel, Helene Yorke, Sarah Steele, Gary Cole, Zach Grenier
release date February 19, 2017 (on CBS All Access)