New faces are coming in when CBS’s political drama, “The Good Wife,” returns for its season seven on October 4.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as the investigator, Jason Crouse, who will help Alicia Florrick, played by Julianna Margulies, as she starts her own law firm while he investigates the case of Kalinda Sharma who fled after the fake Brady violation. Peter Gallagher will also join in the role of Irving Carter. He will reportedly work under Oliver Platt’s billionaire character, Reese Dipple.
With the addition of Morgan, fans speculate what happens to Louis Canning, portrayed by Michael J. Fox, as he previously offered Alicia to team up with him in starting a new firm.
Although no spoilers have been revealed yet, Margulies recently posted on Facebook a behind-the-scenes photo of herself with Fox, dressed as their characters and presumably talking about their possible partnership. Teasing the fans, she captioned it with “Look who’s back…”
Meanwhile, reports claim that the new lawyer Carter may pose a threat to Alicia if he indeed works for her estranged husband Peter Florrick. He is described as a lawyer who sees to it that he gives his clients what they want to the best of his abilities. Instead of using intimidating tactics, he will allegedly work his way through cases by using civilized debates.
Moreover, TV Line shares the synopsis of the new season which reads, “Alicia attempts to revive her struggling law career by once again starting her own law firm, this time with the assistance of Jason Crouse, a calm, experienced investigator whom she hires. Also, to help with his Presidential campaign, Peter engages Willa Eastman (Margo Martindale, recurring), a national strategist who hides her intelligence and cunning under a fake, folksy charm, creating an interesting dynamic with Eli in the process. In addition, Cush Jumbo joins the cast as attorney Lucca Quinn.”