CBS All Access The Good Fight, Star Christine Baranski says, “A spectacular fall from grace”

Christine Baranski

One year after the end of The Good Wife, Diane Lockhart is about to retire when her life takes an unexpected turn, The Good Fight premieres exclusively on CBS All Access on February 19th, 2017, at 8pm ET/PT 

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/02/19 – “A year later, after the good wife ends,” says The Good Fight star Christine Baranski. “She gets herself back together, living an independent life, she gets her firm back, better than ever, she has eight name partners on a wall, and she is ready to retire. And it’s not even halfway through the pilot that all goes south. It’s a spectacular fall from grace.”

 

CBS All Access has built tremendous momentum in the past year,” CBS president and COO Marc DeBevoise. “Passing one million subscribers, launching our first original with Big Brother: Over the Top and, most recently, bringing live NFL on CBS programming to the service. 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.”

“It was the hardest work I’ve ever had to do in a film,” says Baranski “How do you do when pretty much everything that defined you is taken out from under you?  You have no job, your old firm won’t let you back, you lose your money, it’s been locked up, your assets are frozen, you’ve been told you have to sub lent your apartment, you can’t quit work and her marriage is on the rocks.”

“It’s what happens to people when they lose their foundation,” says Baranski “And I think it’s happening in such an interesting time, culturally. This pilot that we are doing, that we are shooting at a time when the country collectively feels perhaps that we are in free fall. I think the psychological journey of Diane and her goddaughter will reflect a lot of the collective insecurity of people watching the show.”

“At any point in your life you might have to begin again and redefine what’s important for you,” says Baranski regarding the new spinoff’s title. “And you might have to start up again and fight a good fight. And in terms of the age, we are living in now, we have to, women have to continue a good fight, we thought we were going to break a glass ceiling. It didn’t happen, it’s not going to be a women president, putting a hand on the bible and women will have to continue. It seems now that women are going to have to continue a good fight, and find the energy to fight a good fight.”

The Good Fight is CBS All Access’ first original drama series. It follows fall’s launch of the service’s first reality series, a digital-only edition Big Brother: Over the Top. CBS All Access will debut its second original, scripted series, Star Trek: Discovery in May 2017 and continue to expand its lineup of original series with additional programming to be announced.

Available exclusively on the CBS All Access digital subscription service and accessible online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation4 and Fire TV. In addition to THE GOOD FIGHT, CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to stream their local CBS station live, including sporting the NFL ON CBS, and more than 8,500 episodes on demand.

In The Good Fight Rose Leslie is young lawyer Maia Rindell, picking up one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife, she gets involved in an enormous financial scam that destroys her reputation.

Christine Baranski is Diane Lockhart, Maia’s grandmother and mentor. The scam has simultaneously whipped out her retirement savings and she must deal with both her retirement and job gone forever. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, both Maia and Diane join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s preeminent law firms.

The Good Fight Stars:

  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
  • Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn
  • Rose Leslie as Maia Rindell
  • Delroy Lindo as Adrian Boseman
  • Erica Tazel as Barbara Kolstad
  • Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold
  • Justin Bartha as Colin Morrello
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Henry Rindell
  • Bernadette Peters as Lenore Rindell

A CBS Television Studios production. Produced by Robert, Michelle King, Phil Alden Robinson, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross.

CBS Interactive is a division of CBS Corporation, the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a top ten internet company.

Twitter: @CBS@CushJumbo@thegoodfight

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