Michael Sheen, soon to be seen in Amazon Prime Video’s Good Omens opposite David Tennant, has joined the cast of The Good Fight. CBS All Access announced Sheen has signed on to the show’s third season which is expected to debut in early 2019.
According to CBS All Access, Michael Sheen is on board to play “Roland Blum, a brilliant, charismatic and Machiavellian lawyer. He is a man of appetites – drugs, sex, you name it – who’s far more interested in winning than the niceties of following the law.”
Sheen joins the cast which is led by Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart. Season three regulars also include Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, Rose Leslie as Maia Rindell, Audra McDonald as Liz Reddick-Lawrence, Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold, Michael Boatman as Julius Cain, Nyambi Nyambi as Jay Dipersia, and Delroy Lindo and Adrian Boseman.
Michael Sheen was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy for his starring role in Masters of Sex. Sheen’s credits also include Apostle, Home Again, Nocturnal Animals, Far from the Madding Crowd, and Frost/Nixon.
The Good Fight was created by Robert King, Michelle King, and Phil Alden Robinson. Michelle and Robert King are the showrunners and executive produce the drama. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy, and William Finkelstein are also involved as executive producers.
Seasons one and two are currently streaming on CBS All Access.
The Season 3 Plot:
The world went crazy in the The Good Fight’s second season, and now, in season three, the resistance does. Diane Lockhart (Baranski) tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself, while Adrian Boseman (Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (McDonald) struggle with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts.
Meanwhile, Lucca Quinn (Jumbo) balances a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell (Leslie) finds a new Mephistopheles in Roland Blum (Sheen), a Roy Cohn-like lawyer who is corruption incarnate.