'The Good Fight' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the 'The Good Wife' spin-off

'The Good Fight' has tackled timely issues like fake news, online harassment and the #MeToo movement and the show returns to find a 'new post-factual world' in season 3


                            'The Good Fight' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the 'The Good Wife' spin-off

Coming from the award-winning writer couple Robert and Michelle King, 'The Good Fight' was renewed for a third season even before the second one was complete. Thanks to the show's way of addressing issues in real-world politics from corruption to fake news, the series heavily resonated with the audience.

The second season was noted for episodes titles based on the number of days President Donald Trump was in office. Now, it looks like season 3 will take a fun-turn to pay homage to 'Friends' and their fondness for current events by adopting "The One…" titles — such as 'The One Inspired by the Proud Boys' and 'The One Inspired by Roger Stone.')

The upcoming season was filmed during the time of the US mid-term elections, so fans are excited to see what issues will the show feature. We have been teased enough to know it will pick up right where season 2 concluded. Here are all the details!

Release date

Season 3 of 'The Good Fight' is set to premiere on March 14. The first season aired on February 19, 2017 followed by season 2 on March 4, 2018. 

Plot

Season 3 will pick up right where season 2 concluded. Diane is in trouble with the authorities as she was named for being a co-conspirator in a plot to assassinate the US President. She seemed to avoid the danger as she got Adrian to leak false information to a Fox News journalist that the federal prosecutor was having an affair with Tara Strokes, a porn star who had slept with the president. The official synopsis reads: "Diane tries to maintain her sanity under the Trump administration while Maia goes toe-to-toe with Roland Blum."

Previously, Christine Baranski, who plays Diane, had acknowledged the intensity of trouble but had teased that she may not have gotten away with it. "I think, from what we've seen of Diane at the end of season two, she's in deep trouble. She's possibly going to be indicted for being a co-conspirator to assassinate the President. That's big stuff. She’s not going anywhere."

Show's creator Robert King had also teased the theme the season would touch upon. "In a post-factual world, narrative seems to have the honesty that people find they're not getting from facts, and that is b*******. That's a lie. So next year will be very meta." He further added; "I think Trump and others in the administration use that sense of the shock and the turn that you want to distract. So I think that's what we want to do next season."

Cast

Fifteen times Emmy Award nominee Christine Baranski is back as the main character Diane Lockhart. 'Game of Thrones' actress Rose Leslie stars as Diane’s goddaughter Maia Rindell, an associate at the Chicago law firm Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart where Diane is a partner.

Christine Baranski of the television show 'The Good Fight' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019 in Pasadena, California (Getty Images)
Christine Baranski of the television show 'The Good Fight' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019 in Pasadena, California (Getty Images)

'Malcolm X' actor Delroy Lindo stars as Adrian Boseman, another partner at the law firm. Cush Jumbo plays Lucca Quinn, an employee at the firm. Audra McDonald, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha, Nyambi Nyambi and Michael Boatman will also return for the new season.

In November 2018, it was announced that Michael Sheen ('The Deal,' 'The Queen,' and 'Frost/Nixon') had joined the cast of 'The Good Fight' and was slated to play Roland Blum, a lawyer who is described as "a man of appetites — drugs, sex, you name it — who’s far more interested in winning than the niceties of following the law."

Michael Sheen of the television show 'The Good Fight' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)
Michael Sheen of the television show 'The Good Fight' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 30, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

Director/Writer

Robert and Michelle King are both the creators of 'The Good Fight.' The married couple, who are also writing partners also created the comedy-drama 'BrainDead,' and their legal drama series 'The Good Wife' earned them a Writers Guild of America Award which lead to the spin-off 'The Good Fight.'

Trailers

The official trailer gives us the first look at Michael Sheen’s character Roland Blum. Diane Lockhart tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself as Roland Blum makes a dramatic entry spewing corruption. Adrian Boseman and Liz Reddick-Lawrence struggle with a "new post-factual world" which means the lawyer telling the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts. Lucca Quinn is seen with a new baby and a new love, and Maia Rindell is appalled by Blum.

Where to watch

'The Good Fight' airs on CBS All Access.

Season 2 recap

Towards the end of season 2, Diane was approached by Tara Strokes, a porn star who had slept with the president, and told to "follow the women" if she wants to take down the administration. This will form the crux of the new season as Diane finds herself in danger of being indicted. The season 2 finale saw her in danger of being named as a co-conspirator in a plot to assassinate the president.

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