CBS, alongside the showrunners of “The Good Wife,” decided to create a spinoff of the highly-acclaimed political drama series. The new legal show “The Good Fight” follows Christine Baranski’s character, Atty. Diane Lockhart, the liberal champion of women’s rights.
“Look, if I can work with [Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King] again and if I can continue playing Diane Lockhart, and have basically the same work situation, then that’s as good as gold to me,” Baranski told Entertainment Weekly when asked how CBS has convinced her to continue her role in the sequel, in spite of a number of offers from other networks.
Baranski was prospected to star in the plotted spinoff of “The Blacklist” on NBC.
According to 64-year-old Baranski, starring in “The Good Wife” series for seven seasons was the most productive and creatively fulfilling years for her. “I loved the character, loved working with them as writers,” she asserted.
The role has brought the Buffalo, New York native to the Primetime Emmy Awards six times as a nominee.
“It was a moment of extreme reckoning for both women,” Baranski described the series finale of “The Good Wife.”
Currently, the show creators, Robert King and Michelle King, are working on “Brain Dead,” but the show is about to end.
“I was of course overjoyed because that’s why I wanted to stay on. So, it’s all worked out perfectly,” the actress stated, assuring that “The Good Fight” can go pass its premiere episode.
The Hollywood veteran believes that Robert and Michelle are the best writing team on television.
The series’ pilot episode was aired on Feb. 19. The fierce lawyer, together with goddaughter Maia (Rose Leslie), joins Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of the leading law firms in the state of Chicago.
Baranski is excited to see how far her character goes. She said that the premiere episode was a “180-degree turn” for Diane.
The second episode of “The Good Fight” is scheduled to air on Feb. 26.