Award-winning actress Audra McDonald has joined the cast of CBS All Access’ The Good Fight for the show’s second season. McDonald will be reprising her role as United States Attorney Liz Lawrence, the character she played on CBS’ The Good Wife. Per CBS All Access, it’s revealed in The Good Fight “that she is the ex-wife of Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo), and over the course of the season the two will have to deal with many of their unresolved issues.”
The cast is led by Emmy Award-winner Christine Baranski and features Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha. The Good Fight was created by The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King who serve as showrunners and executive producers. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer and Brooke Kennedy are also involved as executive producers. Season two will premiere in early 2018.
“We’re thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of The Good Fight,” stated executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “After seeing her facility with both comedy and drama, we were dying for the chance to work with her again. Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character she developed in the fourth season of The Good Wife.”
McDonald has earned six Tony Awards and holds the record as Broadway’s most decorated actor. She recently starred in Disney’s live-action musical Beauty and the Beast, playing Madame Garderobe, and will soon be seen in Hello Again with Sam Underwood, Martha Plimpton and Rumer Willis.