Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, Masters Of Sex) has joined the cast of CBS All Access’ The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight for its upcoming third season, which is currently filming ahead of an early 2019 premiere. The series airs on this side of the pond on the Channel 4 owned digi-net More4.
Sheen will 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. He joins a cast that is led by Christine Baranski and also includes Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi and Delroy Lindo.
The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of the The Good Wife. An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. The drama series was created by Robert King, Michelle King and Phil Alden Robinson and is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. The Kings serve as showrunners.
In season three, after the world went crazy in season two, now the resistance does. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself, while Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra 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 (Cush Jumbo) balances a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) finds a new Mephistopheles in Roland Blum (Michael Sheen), a Roy Cohn-like lawyer who is corruption incarnate.