The Good Fight has been renewed for a fifth season, CBS All Access announced. Due to the coronavirus pandemic which halted production, the fourth season will conclude with its seventh episode May 28.
Julie McNamara, the executive vice president and head of programming for CBS All Access, said in a statement how The Good Fight “remains one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed original series” on the streaming network, adding that the network has seen “a tremendous response from fans this season.”
“While we all had hoped to provide audiences with a 10-episode fourth season, we, among many others, have had to adapt due to the pandemic. Although it’s a shortened season, the incredible cast and crew, helmed by the incomparable Robert and Michelle King, have produced a phenomenal seven episodes,” she said. “We can’t wait for viewers to see the remainder of the season and are excited to bring subscribers even more of the timely, gripping storylines the Kings bring to life next in season five.”
Showrunners and executive producers Robert and Michelle King also said in a statement how “weird” it has been to not be able to finish the fourth season, but how they are excited CBS All Access wants to continue the series’ journey.
“It [halting production] left the story in even more absurd a place than usual. So we’re thrilled that CBS All Access wants to bring THE GOOD FIGHT back for an additional season, and we know what story we’re planning to tell. It’s like getting the answers to the SAT ahead of time,” the said.
The series stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Sarah Steele, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Boatman, Zach Grenier, John Larroquette, Audra McDonald and Delroy Lindo, with Hugh Dancy in a recurring role. Along with the Kings, the series was also co-created with Phil Alden Robinson, with Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein and Jonathan Tolins on as executive producers.
The fourth season found the law firm of Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart under new supervision. According to the official description:
Season four of THE GOOD FIGHT finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape. After they lost their biggest client, Chumhum, and their founding partner’s name was tarnished, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart was forced to accept an offer by a huge multi-national law firm, STR Laurie, to become a small subsidiary. Suddenly, all of their decisions can be second-guessed by the giant firm that is literally on top of them. While STR Laurie initially seem like benevolent overlords, we find Diane Lockhart and her colleagues chafing at their loss of independence while simultaneously investigating the emergence of a mysterious “Memo 618.”