There’s a new lawyer checking into CBS All-Access’ Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight, and he’s bringing some competition. CBS All Access announced that Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Sheen will be appearing in season three of the Christine Baranski legal drama, which is set to premiere in early 2019.
Sheen will be playing “Roland Blum, a brilliant, charismatic and Machiavellian lawyer. He is a man of appetites – drugs, sex, you name it – who’s far more interested in winning than the niceties of following the law.” His character will be crossing paths with Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie). Sheen joins a returning cast including Baranski, Leslie, Cush Jumbo, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi and Delroy Lindo.
Season three of The Good Fight will find Dianne Lockhart (Baranksi) dealing with the craziness that surrounds a wild administration, while Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) are learning the new ways of the courtroom lawyers with brilliant storytelling skills can triumph over lawyers with cold, hard facts.
The series is helmed by showrunners Robert and Michelle King who also serve as executive producers. The Good Fight was co-created by the Kings and Phil Alden Robinson. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and William Finkelstein also serve as executive producers.
Sheen appeared on Showtime’s Masters of Sex as Dr. Bill Masters for four seasons from 2013-2016. He is currently set to appear in Amazon’s upcoming 2019 series Good Omens alongside an impressive cast including Nick Offerman, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Mirelle Enos, David Morrissey, and Frances McDormand. The series follows an angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) who have lived quite pleasantly amongst the people of Earth and aren’t exactly thrilled about the impending apocalypse and the Final Judgement.
Seasons one and two of The Good Fight are currently streaming on CBS All-Access.