CBS Press Release said:PRODUCTION HAS STARTED IN NEW YORK CITY ON “THE GOOD FIGHT,” THE NEW EDITION OF “THE GOOD WIFE”
The Series, Starring Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters and Erica Tazel,
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – Monday, Oct. 31 – Production has commenced in New York City on THE GOOD FIGHT, the new edition of “The Good Wife” that will be available on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. The series from Robert and Michelle King, starring Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters and Erica Tazel, will premiere in February 2017 with a special broadcast on the CBS Television Network, then move exclusively to CBS All Access. Executive Producer Brooke Kennedy is directing the premiere episode.
THE GOOD FIGHT picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of “The Good Wife.” In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.
Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of “The Good Wife,” return as showrunners and executive producers of the new series. Phil Alden Robinson co-wrote and will executive produce the premiere episode with the Kings. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. The series will be distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.
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Returning "Good Wife" performers:
- Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, a female icon of the Chicago legal establishment who is forced out of Lockhart & Lee after a massive financial scam wipes out her life savings.
- Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, an ambitious young lawyer who rose quickly in the world of Chicago law as a result of her close friendship with the former First Lady of Illinois. She has established herself at one of Chicago's most preeminent law firms, which will hire her old boss.
- Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold, the hilariously sardonic daughter of a cunning and dogged political operative who starts as Diane's secretary before seguing into the role of investigator.
- Rose Leslie ("Game of Thrones", "Downton Abbey") as Maia, a young lawyer and Diane's goddaughter whose reputation is in tatters following a massive financial scam.
- Delroy Lindo ("Believe", Malcolm X, Get Shorty, Gone in 60 Seconds) as Robert Boseman, a fierce and Machiavellian lawyer who dominates every scene, intimidates every lawyer, and is beloved by every client.
- Paul Guilfoyle ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation") as Henry, Maia's father who has done very well for himself as a financial advisor — thanks, in large part, to his wife's help in expanding their family’s private investment firm — and who is adored by many.
- Bernadette Peters ("Mozart in the Jungle", The Jerk, seven-time Tony nominee) as Lenore, Maia's mother who comes from a working-class background and is a financial genius.
- Erica Tazel ("Justified")
The series will premiere on the CBS broadcast network in February 2017 and then move exclusively to the CBS All Access streaming platform beginning with the second episode.