Audra McDonald is officially reprising her The Good Wife role in season two of the CBS All Access spin-off, The Good Fight. The news was announced during CBS' summer Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.
Liz Lawrence was the tough U.S. attorney and ex-wife of Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo), who in season two will have to deal with many of their unresolved issues. McDonald joins the cast as a series regular alongside Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha.
"We're thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of The Good Fight," said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. "After seeing her facility with both comedy and drama, we were dying for the chance to work with her again. Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character she developed in the fourth season of The Good Wife."
Additionally, CBS All Access also announced three new series.
First on the roster is the streaming service's first original comedy series, No Activity, from Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny Or Die. No Activity is set against the world of a major drug cartel bust and follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together; two criminals who are largely kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven’t really clicked; and two Mexican tunnelers who are in way too small a space considering they’ve only just met. The series will debut later this year.
Viewers will also be treated to Strange Angel, created by Mark Heyman and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name, which explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction, and $1, a mystery/thriller set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder.
The Good Fight
, starring Baranski, was renewed for a second season
in March and is set to premiere in early 2018. For more on the drama, watch the video below.
Reporting by Philiana Ng.