For all TV fans who were sad to see “The Good Wife” wrap after seven successful seasons, ’s something to celebrate: the show is picking up one year after the events of its final episode with a new series called “The Good Fight.”
While she had been offered another major gig, when Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Christine Baranski was offered a chance to reprise her role as attorney Diane Lockhart, her response was, “Bring it on!” That’s because, she said, “It’s as good as it gets to play a woman like Diane Lockhart.”
“Seven great seasons, so many of us did not want it to end because so many people the viewing audience thought it’s such intelligent writing, how wonderful to see female characters who are in authority positions educated, articulate in the workspace,” Baranski told “CBS This Morning” Wednesday.
In the spinoff, Lockhart will be putting on a “Good fight” herself after what Baranski describes as a “180” spin in her character’s life.
“That’s when you hear Diane Lockhart drop the ‘F’ word,” Baranski said.
“The Good Fight” will run on the the digital streaming service, CBS All Access.
Baranski said the transitioning from “The grind” of doing 22 episodes per season to doing just 10 on the new platform was liberating.
“So that’s also a rather brilliant jumping point because you’ll recognize ‘The Good Wife’ but then by halfway in, it’s a whole new thing,” Baranski said.