2017

The Good Fight to air exclusively on SBS in August.

Monday, 19 June, 2017


Media Release


Launching as a double episode on Wednesday, 2 August at 8.30pm, and then continuing Wednesdays at 9.30pm, is SBS’s brand new legal drama series The Good Fight.  From the creators of the multi award-winning The Good Wife, Robert and Michelle King, comes the new CBS All Access original series, The Good Fight, which picks up just one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife.


The critically acclaimed series, which was recently renewed for a second season, features some of The Good Wife’s original cast including; Christine Baranski , Cush Jumbo, Sarah Steele, guest star Michael Boatman  and special guest star Matthew Perry (Friends), along with new cast members; Rose Leslie, (Game of Thrones), Delroy Lindo (Heist), Erica Tazel (Justified), and Justin Bartha (The Hangover).  


The series commences as Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) watches President Donald J. Trump being sworn in at his presidential inauguration ceremony. The drama addresses the new era in American politics, as Diane Lockhart and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) settle into their new roles alongside Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo), in one of Chicago’s leading African American law firms, specialising in representing police brutality cases. Each week, The Good Fight captures stories inspired by real events, covering terrorism, cyber-bullying, censorship, hate speech and fake news.


Creators, Robert and Michelle King serve as showrunners and executive producers of The Good Fight. 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. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions and is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.


The Good Fight premieres as a double episode on Wednesday, 2 August at 8.30pm on SBS, continuing 9.30pm Wednesdays, with episodes available on SBS On Demand after each episode airs.


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