Erica Tazel and Delroy Lindo join Cush Jumbo, Christine Baranski and Rose Leslie in CBS’ spin-off of its critically-acclaimed legal drama series, “The Good Wife,” titled “The Good Fight,” which premieres tonight, February 19, at 8pm, on both CBS and its standalone streaming platform CBS All Access. Along with the upcoming “Star Trek” reboot, it will be the second original series developed specifically for CBS All Access. So CBS is serious about its streaming platform, creating content specifically for it, putting it in direct competition with bigger players in the space.
“The Good Fight” picks up one year after the events from the finale episode of “The Good Wife,” as Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) joins Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms – a successful African American owned and operate firm called Reddick Boseman and Kolstad.
Jumbo, Leslie and veteran of the franchise Baranski are the spin-off series’ leads.
Lindo plays Robert Boseman, an attorney and partner at Reddick Boseman and Kolstad, who poaches Diane’s (Baranski) associates and clients when she gets into financial trouble, threatening her ability to stay in business. Lindo’s character “dominates every scene, intimidates every lawyer, and is beloved by every client,” executive producers Robert and Michelle King said in a previous statement. “He needs to look like a Chicago lawyer, but have a Shakespearean facility with language.”
Tazel plays Barbara Kolstad, Boseman’s (Lindo’s) partner at Reddick Boseman and Kolstad, again, an African American firm on the rise, that generates a portion of its revenue from trying police brutality cases successfully, in the Chicago area.
Rounding out the key cast are Sarah Steele, Paul Guilfoyle, and Bernadette Peters.
“The Good Fight” premieres tonight February 19. It will be available on-demand on CBS All Access beginning at 8 p.m. ET. In addition, a special broadcast preview of the premiere will air on CBS that same night at 8 p.m./7c. After premiere night, all new episodes will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
CBS has released a handful of clips from tonight’s premiere episode of “The Good Fight,” as well as interviews briefs with lead cast members, providing background information on their respective characters, as well as what the key relationships are, what audiences can expect, and more. All the clips are embedded below: