Season 6 of The Good Fight, which premieres on Paramount+ on September 8th, will be the last for the legal drama.
It will be the end of a 13-year ‘Good’ franchise for Robert and Michelle King, which began with the 2009 premiere of The Good Wife on CBS.
An interview with TVLine reveals that quality control issues and exhaustion drove the Kings to call it quits. This was their decision, they say.
“We got tired,” Robert says with a chuckle, before clarifying, “And we looked at how we were building Season 6 and felt that if there was ever a time to end the show it was [now], given the cataclysmic nature of the season. And as much as the show was great in reacting to the zeitgeist, it felt like it would have a certain repetition if we kept going.”
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Adds Michelle: “Season 6 is very much about civil war [erupting] in our country, and it felt like that was the story to tell in the last season of this show.”
Good Fight‘s final season previewed in the teaser trailer atop this story finds Diane starting to experience an “uneasy sense of déjà vu, with everything from Roe v. Wade to voting rights to Cold War aggressions returning,” per the official teaser synopsis provided by Paramount+. “Meanwhile, the lawyers of Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence that they see all around them points to an impending civil war.”
Carrie Preston and Alan Cumming, who previously appeared on The Good Wife as Eli Gold, will reprise their roles in Season 6 of The Good Fight (returning as Elsbeth Tascioni). In addition, Andre Braugher has been cast as Ri’Chard Lane, a showman lawyer, and rainmaker who Liz (Audra McDonald) is forced to work with as a new partner.
A statement from CBS Studios president David Stapf called The Good Fight “a marquee series for Paramount+ and a huge source of personal pride for me and our Studio,” adding, “We are so excited to see [what] is in store for the final season; I have no doubt that it will be memorable.” Stay tuned with us only on leedaily.com