US legal drama The Good Fight launches on SBS in early August.
The Good Wife spin-off from creators Robert and Michelle King, launches with a double episode in a very familiar timeslot: 8:30pm Wednesdays -where the original aired on TEN.
Picking up just one year after the Good Wife finale, it will continue weekly at 9:30pm.
The critically acclaimed series, which was recently renewed for a second season, features some of The Good Wife’s original cast including; Christine Baranski , Cush Jumbo, Sarah Steele, guest star Michael Boatman and special guest star Matthew Perry (Friends), along with new cast members; Rose Leslie, (Game of Thrones), Delroy Lindo (Heist), Erica Tazel (Justified), and Justin Bartha (The Hangover).
The series commences as Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) watches President Donald J. Trump being sworn in at his presidential inauguration ceremony. The drama addresses the new era in American politics, as Diane Lockhart and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) settle into their new roles alongside Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo), in one of Chicago’s leading African American law firms, specialising in representing police brutality cases. Each week, The Good Fight captures stories inspired by real events, covering terrorism, cyber-bullying, censorship, hate speech and fake news.
Creators, Robert and Michelle King serve as showrunners and executive producers of The Good Fight. Phil Alden Robinson co-wrote and executive produced the premiere episode with the Kings. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross also serve as executive producers. Kennedy directed the premiere episode.
Double episode 8:30pm Wednesday, 2 August on SBS, continuing 9.30pm Wednesdays.