Phylicia Rashad is joining The Good Fight in a recurring role for the sixth and final season. Shahar Isaac, Erich Bergen, and Paul Scheer were also added to the cast. Isaac will recur while Bergen and Scheer are joining as guest stars.
Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald, John Slattery, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Charmaine Bingwa, and Andre Braugher star in season six, with Alan Cumming and Carrie Preston having guest roles.
The final season of the series from creators/showrunners Robert and Michelle King will debut Thursday, Sept. 8, on Paramount+.
The sixth season of The Good Fight has Diane (Christine Baranski) feeling like she’s going crazy, struggling with an uneasy sense of déjà vu, with everything from Roe v. Wade to voting rights to Cold War aggressions returning. Meanwhile, the lawyers of Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence that they see all around them points to an impending civil war.
Rashad will appear in four episodes as Renetta Clark, the calm, brilliant leader of a stealthy resistance movement. Isaac was cast in three episodes as Zev Beker, an Israeli Krav Maga instructor who’s equal parts tough and charming.
Erich Bergen and Paul Scheer have also been cast in guest-starring roles. Bergen will play Steven Sheen, a prosecutor, while Scheer will play Matt Brittel, a lawyer who faces Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) in court.
The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight and is executive produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods. and CBS Studios. Showrunners Robert and Michelle King executive produce alongside, Scott and Baranski. David W. Zucker, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein, Jonathan Tolins and Jacquelyn Reingold also exec. produce.