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'The Good Fight' Is Set to Return with a 5th Season

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 19, 2020
08:30 P.M.
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CBS ALL Access gives the go-ahead for the return of the legal drama, "The Good Fight" for the fifth season, as a continuation for season 4, which was cut off due to the novel coronavirus.


Early in March, the fourth season of CBS's legal web TV series, "The Good Fight," skidded to a sudden halt when the novel coronavirus caused the filming industry and many others to stop all productions. Julie McNamara, the Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, CBS ALL ACCESS said:

"While we had all hoped to provide audiences with a 10-episode fourth season, we, among many others, have had to adapt due to the pandemic."

Delroy Lindo, Cush Jumbo, Justin Bartha, Christine Baranski, Erica Tazel, Rose Leslie, and Paul Guilfoyle attend "The Good Fight" World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 8, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


McNamara added that the series had remained one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed original series on the network. They had seen a dramatic exponential increase in response from fans when the fourth season aired.

Julie said that she and the team could not wait for the viewers to see the remainder of season 4, kicking off from the remaining three episodes as they had already produced seven extraordinary episodes instead of the ten that they initially planned.


The Executive Vice President also described the coming episodes as a more timely, gripping, storyline that the writers of the series, Robert and Michelle King, had put together. The seventh episode of the fourth season was also scheduled to air on May 28th.

The quality content being brought to the screens of viewers was made possible by an incredible team.

When season four ended, viewers found Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart dealing with a very challenging situation. The firm had lost its most important client, Chumhum, and their name was tarnished by a scandal involving a founding partner.


Drowning in chaos and desperation, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart was forced to take up an offer by a huge multinational law firm, STR Laurie, to become a subsidiary. STR Laurie, which at first played nice, soon began to exercise stifling authority on them. Sharing their own opinions, the Kings said:

"It's been weird to not be able to finish the fourth season. So we're thrilled that CBS All Access wants to bring The Good Fight back for an additional season."

The intriguing plot that Michelle and Robert wove showed the newly-turned subsidiary struggling to find some sort of freedom beneath their seemingly benevolent overlord, STR Laurie, who kept second-guessing their every move.


"Diane Lockhart" played by Chriistine Baranski and her colleagues were last seen struggling with balancing their usurpers with a critical investigation of the emergence of an unknown "Memo 818."

The quality content being brought to the screens of viewers all across the globe was made possible by an incredible team put together to make sure that the series came out it's best.


"The Good Fight" has been distributed across the world by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group and produced by CBS Television studios teaming up with Scott Free Productions and King Size Production.

Michelle and Robert King also executive produced the series alongside six other executive producers. The returning cast consisting of Christine, Cush Jumbo, and many other great actors would make the return all the more exciting.


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