“The Good Wife” Sequel Picks up a Year on from the Events of the Finale and Stars Christine Baranski alongside Cush Jumbo and Rose Leslie
LONDON and AMSTERDAM – March 1, 2017 – More4, the British digital television channel owned by Channel 4, has acquired from CBS Studios International the exclusive U.K. broadcast rights to the CBS All Access original series, THE GOOD FIGHT. The series is set to premiere on More4 in the spring.
From “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King, THE GOOD FIGHT picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of “The Good Wife.” An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia (Rose Leslie, “Game of Thrones”), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”) savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo, “The Good Wife”) at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.
“This is the first original series from our digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, CBS All Access, a platform that provides us with yet another opportunity to license our world-class, premium programming to the international marketplace,” said Stephen Tague, SVP Europe, CBS Studios International. “‘The Good Wife’ has been a ratings success for More4, so we are pleased for loyal fans of the series that the spin-off has found its U.K. home here.”
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. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions and is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.
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About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 18 channels in 24 languages across over 100 territories, reaching more than 70 million households worldwide. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
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