The sequel drama will feature Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) and “center around an enormous financial scam that has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings.”
Lindo will play “Robert Boseman, an attorney who starts poaching Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) associates and clients when she gets into financial trouble and threatens her ability to stay in business.” The actor joins fellow new castmember Rose Leslie.
From showrunners Michelle and Robert King:
Boseman is a character who dominates every scene, intimidates every lawyer, and is beloved by every client. He needs to look like a Chicago lawyer, but have a Shakespearean facility with language, and Delroy Lindo was really the only actor who came to mind. Obviously, we always loved his work in Get Shorty and Clockers, but it really was his work in Heistthat jumps off the screen. It’s an incredible character he created and we are thrilled that Delroy agreed to come on board. Just thinking of his scenes with Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo makes us smile.”
The Good Wife spin-off is set to premiere in February 2017.
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