CBS All Access has renewed “The Good Fight” for a second season, the network announced today.
“We’re only a few episodes into the first season and the reaction from CBS All Access subscribers and critics alike has been phenomenal,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer, CBS Interactive, in a statement. “This series and its characters are just beginning and we can’t wait to see where Robert and Michelle King, their creative team and the amazing cast take The Good Fight next.”
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 premiered on February 19, airing Sundays on CBS’ standalone streaming platform CBS All Access. Along with the upcoming “Star Trek” reboot, it it’s the second original series developed specifically for CBS All Access.
“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.
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