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Rose Leslie To Star In The Good Fight

Leslie will play Maia Sindell, Diane's goddaughter, on CBS All Access.
Posted on Oct 12, 2016 | 09:30am
Rose Leslie is joining the cast of The Good Wife's highly anticipated spinoff, which is set to premiere in February 2017 on CBS before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.

Leslie, known for her work as Ygritte on Game of Thrones and Gwen Dawson on Downton Abbey, will play a young attorney named Maia Rindell. The character is mentored by—and is the goddaughter of—The Good Wife's iconic Diane Lockhart, who has big plans for the up-and-comer.

The new series is set one year after the events in The Good Wife finale. An enormous financial scam has destroyed Maia's reputation while simultaneously wiping out Diane's savings. No longer welcome at Lockhart & Lee, the two end up together with Lucca Quinn at another one of Chicago's top firms.

"We're thrilled to have Rose on board," said Executive Producers Robert and Michelle King. "We needed a young actress who could hold her own with Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart)and Cush Jumbo (Lucca Quinn), and Rose is perfect. She's real, she's strong, and she can play comedy. If we designed an actress from the ground up, we couldn't have done better."

Another big fan-favorite, Sarah Steele, will reprise her role as Marissa Gold.

Can't wait until February? In the meantime, you can watch every episode of The Good Wife on CBS All Access. Worried that you know nothing about the show's history? We've got you covered with The Good Wife Binge-Watch Guide.

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