2:00pm PT by Kate Stanhope
'The Good Wife' Spinoff Unveils Title, Adds 'Justified' Alum Erica Tazel
The Good Wife spinoff finally has a title.
The upcoming CBS All Access series starring Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo will be called The Good Fight, it was announced Monday.
Additionally, the drama has added Justified alum Erica Tazel to the cast.
Production on the offshoot started Monday in New York City, with longtime Good Wife executive producer Brooke Kennedy tapped to direct the premiere. The first episode of Good Fight will air on CBS before subsequent episodes launch on CBS All Access. The 10-episode first season will kick off in February and makes Good Fight the streaming service's first original series.
Picking up one year after the events of the Good Wife series finale, Good Fight centers on an enormous financial scam that has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Diane Lockhart's (Baranski) goddaughter Maia (Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, the pair join Lucca Quinn (Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.
Tazel will play a partner at the same Chicago law firm as Robert Boseman (Delroy Lindo), who begins poaching Diane's associates and clients when she gets into financial trouble. Tazel, whose other credits include Roots and NCIS, is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and John Carrabino Management.
She joins a cast that also includes Sarah Steele, reprising her recurring role from the original series, Paul Guilfoyle and Bernadette Peters.
The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King serve as showrunners on The Good Fight, and co-wrote the premiere with Phil Alden Robinson. The Kings will executive produce the series with Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Alison Cross and Kennedy. CBS Television Studios will produce in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions, with CBS Studios International handling worldwide distribution.