The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight will be following in the Sunday night footsteps of the mothership series. CBS All Access has slotted Sunday, February 19 for the premiere of its first original drama series. The Good Fight will be available on-demand on CBS All Access beginning at 8 PM ET. It will coincide with a special broadcast preview of the premiere on the CBS TV network that will air that same night at 8 PM. After premiere night, all new episodes will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The mothership series aired Sunday nights at 9 PM during its seven-season run.
The Good Fight, from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife. In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Justin Bartha and Erica Tazel star.
Robert and Michelle King serve as showrunners and executive producers. Phil Alden Robinson co-wrote and executive produced the premiere episode with the Kings. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross also serve as executive producers. Kennedy directed the premiere episode.
“CBS All Access has built tremendous momentum in the past year – passing 1 million subscribers, launching our first original with Big Brother: Over The Top and, most recently, bringing live NFL On CBS programming to the service,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “We’re continuing this momentum with the upcoming launch of The Good Fight which promises to not only deliver more ambitious premium programming for our subscribers but an opportunity for world-class creators like Robert and Michelle King to push the envelope in new ways.”
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. CBS Studios International is handling worldwide distribution.