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.
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.
Finding one quality gig in Hollywood is an accomplishment. Having two simultaneously is an even bigger achievement, but that’s what Christine Baranski has done. The Emmy winner has spent the past seven years playing Diane Lockhart on CBS’s highly acclaimed series The Good Wife, and on the side, she’s had a recurring role as Leonard Hofstadter’s mother on TV’s top-rated comedy, The Big Bang Theory. Even though they may share the same face, there’s no chance you would ever confuse the two characters, and that’s why Baranski loves having the opportunity to play both. (Click on the media bar below to hear Christine Baransk)
Even though The Good Wife is gone, Diane Lockhart lives on! Baranski’s spin-off series, The Good Fight, premieres on the CBS All Access streaming app on February 19.
The CBS hit drama The Good Wife is one of the best television shows on the air. Every week, there seems to be twists and turns with the characters, as the show never lets its loyal viewers stay complacent for too long. From week to week, fans are dying to know what will happen next. But if you ask Good Wife star Julianna Margulies, she will tell you just the opposite; that the fans in her personal life and the fans she encounters in public really don’t want to know too much about what will happen next. Sometimes surprises aren’t meant to be spoiled! (Click on the audio bar below to hear Julianna Margulies)