Thursday, May 14, 2020

CBS All Access Renews 'The Good Fight' for Season 5

CBS All Access has today renewed its original drama series The Good Fight for a fifth season. The renewal comes as the drama's fourth season will be cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

The fourth season of the drama was set to feature 10 episodes. However, production was completed on only seven episodes when the entertainment industry decided to shut down in mid-March. And now, the streaming service has confirmed that the seventh episode will now serve as an impromptu season finale - which will air on Thursday, May 28.

The drama stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Sarah Steele, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Boatman, Zach Grenier, John Larroquette, Audra McDonald and Delroy Lindo.

Robert and Michelle King co-created the drama with Phil Alden Robinson. They executive produce with Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein and Jonathan Tolins. CBS Televisions Studios, Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions produce.

"The Good Fight remains one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed original series on CBS All Access, and we've seen a tremendous response from fans this season," said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, CBS All Access. "While we all had hoped to provide audiences with a 10-episode fourth season, we, among many others, have had to adapt due to the pandemic. Although it's a shortened season, the incredible cast and crew, helmed by the incomparable Robert and Michelle King, have produced a phenomenal seven episodes. We can't wait for viewers to see the remainder of the season and are excited to bring subscribers even more of the timely, gripping storylines the Kings bring to life next in season five."

"It's been weird to not be able to finish the fourth season," added Robert and Michelle King. "It left the story in even more absurd a place than usual. So we're thrilled that CBS All Access wants to bring The Good Fight back for an additional season, and we know what story we're planning to tell. It's like getting the answers to the SAT ahead of time."