CBS All Access’ first original scripted series, The Good Fight, has been confirmed for second season renewal to premiere in early 2018! The law firm drama is a spinoff from CBS’ The Good Wife and stars Cush Jumbo and Erica Tazel.
The series picks up one year after the events surrounding the final episode of The Good Wife, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out the savings of her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart (Christina Baranski). They are forced out of Lockhart & Lee and subsequent join Luzza Quinn (Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha co-star. Tazel will portray Barbara Kolstad. The spin-off comes from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, who also serve as showrunners and executive producers, with Phil Alden Robinson as another co-creator.
The Good Fight started with modest linear ratings, but grew a sizable audience. President and COO of CBS Interactive Marc DeBevoise is excited for the continuation, noting, “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 is best known for her portrayal of Rachel Brooks in FX’s Justified. Tazel made her professional acting debut at the New York Shakespeare Festival’s A Winter’s Tale and went onto portray further roles including at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Cymbeline and an off-Broadway appearance in Playwrights Horizons’ Juvenilia. She made her television debut as a dance instructor in an episode of Sex and the City. Other TV credits include Without A Trace, Jericho, Third Watch, The Office, ER, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Life, Heartland, Bones, and Firefly.
Cush Jumbo first portrayed attorney Lucca Quinn in The Good Wife. She has a multitude of theatre credits including Brixton Stories at The Lyric, Hammersmith, Liquid Gold at the Almeida and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare’s Globe. She has also appeared in productions of The Cherry Orchard, The Crucible, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Richard III and Pygmalion at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Her TV credits include My Family, Harley Street, as Lois Habiba in all five episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth, Lip Service, Casualty, and Getting On.
The first season of The Good Fight is now available to stream on CBS All Access and new episodes are released on Sundays.