Set in an African American Owned Law Firm, ‘The Good Fight’ Has Been Renewed for a Second Season. Are You Watching?

THE GOOD FIGHT Cast / CBS

THE GOOD FIGHT Cast / CBS

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.

Have you been watching the series which is noteworthy for centering most of the action in an African American owned law firm? If so, share your thoughts in the comment section below.

7 Comments

  1. Totally hooked within the first 15 minutes of the first episode. It’s great to see the characters from The Good Wife become even more realized, without the hinderance of Alicia Florrick’s marital and professional crisises.

    I know people are upset at having to pay a monthly fee without having all 10 episodes available but I guess there would’ve been some savings had Star Trek Discovery been ready to air.

    Regardless, I can’t wait to see where this series goes. It’s great television.

  2. I loved the two episodes I saw during a trial of CBS All Access! The characters were well-drawn, the dialogue crackles with intelligence.
    But this would add another expense to my viewing, for just one show, and I’m not ready to do that.
    Glad others felt compelled.

  3. Agree with Lydia. I’m a huge Star Trek fan but can not justify another monthly fee for 1 or even 3 shows. Sad. Severely limits the audience.

  4. I absolutely love “The Good Fight”. It fills the vast hole the ending of “The Good Wife” left for me, but is so much more than a simple replacement. The fact that most of the action is taking place in African American firm is simply brilliant. I love getting to see and learn more of Lucca Quinn and delve deeper into Diane. It is also great to have Julius and Marissa at the new firm. And treats of all treats, Elspeth Tascioni has returned too!

  5. I liked the show, but CBS doesn’t have enough quality programming to justify a separate price in addition to cable, netflix, hulu or amazon etc.

  6. CBS needs to sell its access shows to Netfiix and be done with it. I am not paying for another service.

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