The Good Wife: Carrie Preston to reprise role in The Good Fight spinoff
The Good Fight has tapped yet another character from the original series to guest star. Carrie Preston will reprise her role as quirky lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni in The Good Wife spin-off, EW has confirmed.
Elsbeth was one of The Good Wife‘s most integral recurring characters, having helped several of the show’s characters out of a few legal jams. In 2013, Preston won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for the role.
Picking up one year after The Good Wife series finale, The Good Fight follows Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and her goddaughter Maia (Rose Leslie), whose reputations and finances are wiped out after an enormous financial scam. In the wake of the scandal, Diane and Maia are forced out of Lockhart & Lee and join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at her new law firm. On Wednesday, EW debuted a first look at Maia and her partner, which you can view here.
The Good Fight also stars Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha, and Delroy Lindo. Gary Cole, who played Diane’s husband, Zach Grenier, and Jerry Adler are also set to reprise their Good Wife roles in the spin-off.
Deadline was the first to report the news.
The Good Fight premieres Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.