LOS ANGELES – Oct. 13, 2016 –Tony and SAG Award nominee Delroy Lindo has joined the cast of the new edition of “The Good Wife” on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live streaming service.
Lindo will play Robert Boseman, an attorney who starts poaching Diane Lockhart’s associates and clients when she gets into financial trouble, and threatens her ability to stay in business.
“Boseman is a character who dominates every scene, intimidates every lawyer, and is beloved by every client. He needs to look like a Chicago lawyer, but have a Shakespearian facility with language, and Delroy Lindo was really the only actor who came to mind,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “Obviously, we always loved his work in ‘Get Shorty’ and ‘Clockers,’ but it really was his work in ‘Heist’ that jumps off the screen. It’s an incredible character he created and we are thrilled that Delroy agreed to come on board. Just thinking of his scenes with Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo makes us smile.”
Lindo is a British-American actor and theater director. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Spike Lee films “Malcolm X” and “Crooklyn.” His additional film credits include “Get Shorty,” “Clockers,” “Heist,” “The Cider House Rules” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
Lindo’s television credits include starring roles in the series “The Chicago Code” and “Believe.”
Lindo joins Emmy Award winner Christine Baranski, who will reprise her role as Diane Lockhart, Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold, and Rose Leslie as Maia, Diane’s goddaughter.
As previously announced, the new series will pick up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of “The Good Wife.” In the series, 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 CBS All Access new edition of “The Good Wife” will debut in February 2017 with a special broadcast on the CBS Television Network, then move exclusively to CBS All Access.
Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of “The Good Wife,” return as the showrunners and executive producers of the new series. Phil Alden Robinson co-wrote and will executive produce the premiere episode along with the Kings. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. The series will be distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.
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