10:25am PT by Rick Porter
Mandy Patinkin Enters 'The Good Fight' at Paramount+
Almost a year after the end of Homeland, Mandy Patinkin has lined up his next series role.
The Emmy winning actor has joined Paramount+'s The Good Fight for its fifth season. Patinkin will be a series regular and is on a one-year deal with the Robert and Michelle King-created show.
He'll play a character named Hal Wackner, who despite having no legal training opens a court in the back of a copy shop. Somehow it catches on with people, and the lawyers at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart are forced to contend with judgments that carry no legal weight but are nonetheless being followed by people who appeared there.
"We are the biggest fans of Mandy's stage, screen, and now YouTube work, so we couldn’t be more excited for him to play Wackner,” said Robert and Michelle King. "We only worry that he’ll have less time to do his fantastic work on YouTube."
Patinkin starred for eight seasons on Showtime's Homeland, earning four Emmy nominations for his role as Saul Berenson. He won an Emmy in 1995 on Chicago Hope; other TV credits include Criminal Minds and Showtime's Dead Like Me.
His casting in The Good Fight will mark a reunion of sorts with series lead Christine Baranski. The two appeared together in the original off-Broadway production of Sunday in the Park With George in the early 1980s; Patinkin went on to earn a Tony nomination for the role when it moved to Broadway.
Robert and Michelle King are showrunners of The Good Fight and executive produce with co-creator Phil Alden Robinson, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein, Jonathan Tolins and Jacquelyn Reingold.
Deadline first reported the news.