Tony Award winning actress Audra McDonald, has joined the second season of The Good Fight on CBS All Access as a new series regular. She will reprise her Good Wife role as United States attorney Liz Lawrence; however, there will be a twist — Liz will be revealed as the ex-wife of The Good Fight‘s Adrian Boseman, played by Delroy Lindo. Over the course of the season, the two will have to deal with many of their unresolved issues.
“We’re thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of The Good Fight,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “After seeing her facility with both comedy and drama, we were dying for the chance to work with her again. Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character she developed in the fourth season of The Good Wife.”
The second season of CBS All Access’ first original drama series will premiere in early 2018.
McDonald is a six-time Tony-winning actress. Her Tony award-winning streak is for her portrayals in Carousel, Master Class, A Raisin in the Sun, 110 in the Shade, Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. She starred in the ABC television drama Private Practice as Dr. Naomi Bennett. She also won Emmys for her miniseries/movie portrayal in A Raisin in the Sun and special class program portrayal in Sweeney Todd (Live from Lincoln Center).