The Americans and The Millers star Margo Martindale has joined the cast of The Good Wife in a recurring role for its upcoming seventh season, TVWise has learned.
Martindale, who won an Emmy award for her season-long arc on FX’s Justified, will play Willa Eastman, a top campaign operative responsible for past successes by underdog presidential candidates in Iowa who hides her intelligence and cunning under a fake, folksy charm.
She is the second cast addition to the seventh season of The Good Wife, which started production today for an October premiere on CBS. As TVWise reported earlier this week, Extant star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has also joined the legal drama as a PI who is hired by Alicia Florrick’s fledgling law firm.
“Every year we look for a character and an actor who can go toe-to-toe with Eli Gold and make him blink,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. ”So we were thrilled when Margo Martindale agreed to play Willa Eastman. Her ability to mix comedy and drama is unparalleled. And we can’t wait to see how Margo and Alan deal with each other.”