Landing a role on The Good Wife was a dream job for Cush Jumbo. But just as quickly as it came, it went — after she joined the show, it was announced the show would be ending. That’s why she’s extraordinarily happy that she’s been given the opportunity to continue playing the role on a spinoff show, The Good Fight. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cush Jumbo)
The second season of The Good Fight premieres on the CBS All Access streaming service on Sunday, March 4.
Since its debut 51 years ago Star Trek has grown into a phenomenon that creator Gene Roddenberry never could have imagined in his wildest dreams. With more than a dozen movies released and a sixth TV series about to premiere, Trek is one of the most prolific and successful franchises ever. Alex Kurtzman, who is a producer and writer on the new show, Star Trek: Discover, is very familiar with the Star Trek universe, having written the 2009 Star Trek film and its sequel, Into Darkness. Why does he think the franchise continues to thrive? He attributes it to Roddenberry’s original optimistic vision. (Click on the media bar below to hear Alex Kurtzman)
Star Trek: Discovery airs on the CBS All Access streaming service.
Since its inception nearly 51 years ago, Star Trek has been one of the most prolific franchises in entertainment history, giving us 13 films and six TV series so far. Believe it or not, though, it’s been 16 years since the premiere of a new TV Trek — the longest the franchise has ever gone between premieres! That will be changing soon, though, as Star Trek: Discovery launches next month. Aside from what’s been seen in the trailers, very little is known about Discovery aside from the fact that it’s a prequel to the original 1966 series. We spoke to Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, who’s a producer and director on Discovery and worked for several seasons on J.J. Abrams‘ sci-fi series Fringe, to find out whether any aspects of Abrams‘ Star Trek reboot universe will be incorporated into the new series. (Click on the media bar below to hear Akiva Goldsman.)
Star Trek: Discovery will be streaming this fall on the CBS All Access service, though non-subscribers will be able to get a look when the CBS television network broadcasts the series premiere Sunday, September 24 at 8:30/7:30c.
The Good Wife had a good run. But after seven years, and despite the series still having a sizable, dedicated core audience, CBS decided to pull the plug. Because the show was still successful, many cast members were caught off guard by the announcement. Christine Baranski, who picked up six consecutive Emmy nominations for her portrayal of Diane Lockhart, says that while she was surprised the show was cancelled, she was thrilled when creators Michelle & Robert King decided to continue the story with a spin-off, The Good Fight, based on her character. (Click on the media bar to hear Christine Baranski)
Baranski, Cush Jumbo, and Sarah Steele reprise their roles from The Good Wife when The Good Fight premieres February 19 on CBS All Access.
Not wanting to overstay its welcome, The Good Wife signed off last spring after seven seasons on CBS. And even though the final season was its lowest-rated, nearly 11 million faithful viewers still tuned in every week. So, when it was announced that a spin-off series would be produced, many of those fans had the same question: Have we seen the last of Alicia Florreck, the character played by two-time Emmy winner Julianna Margulies?
With the start of The Good Fight just over a month away, we asked Robert King — co-creator, producer, and writer for both shows — whether Margulies and her character would figure into the storyline of the new series. (click on the media bar below to hear Robert King)
The Good Fight premieres on the CBS All Access streaming app on February 19.