‘Good Wife’ Spin-Off Gets Name, Expanded Cast

By November 2, 2016


Filming is now underway for what has become the first original scripted series for CBS All Access, The Good Fight.

A spin-off of CBS’ popular drama, The Good Wife, the series will star Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo, reprising their roles from the parent show. Joining them, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is Erica Tazel, a partner in a competing Chicago law firm that begins poaching clients from the attorneys played by Baranski and Jumbo.

Set a year after the events covered in The Good Wife finale, The Good Fight actually is coming to the subscription streaming service far earlier than anticipated. CBS had intended Star Trek: Discovery to be the first scripted drama making an original run on CBS All Access, but production was pushed back for six months just before showrunner Bryan Fuller departed from his day-to-day responsibilities on the series.

Tazel’s most notable role recently was as Rachel Brooks in Justified, which ended its run on FX last year. Her credits also include ERWithout a TraceBonesFirefly and Sex and the City.

Baranski has played Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife since the beginning, a prominent lawyer who finds herself more on the administrative side of things than courtrooms. She finds herself looking for a place to land, however, after she’s forced out of her old firm, finding former colleague Lucca Quinn, played by Jumbo.

Also returning from the original show is Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold, the daughter of high-powered political operative Eli Gold, played by Alan Cumming. The four-time Emmy nominee is not scheduled to appear in The Good Fight. She will join former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Paul Guilfoyle and Bernadette Peters.

The Good Fight premieres in February on CBS All Access.

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