CBS All Access's The Good Fight, which started life as a spinoff from the long-running and beloved legal drama The Good Fight, has become an unexpected source of comfort for all of us struggling to process the news.
Each season of the show has seen Christine Baranski's Diane Lockhart, along with her colleagues at Reddick & Associates, tackling cases that directly reflect real-world events, including the Trump presidency, the #MeToo movement, and the January 6 attack on the Capitol. But fans will soon have to find a new fictional outlet for their political anxiety, because the upcoming sixth season will be the show's last.
Per Deadline, showrunners Robert and Michelle King decided to end the show in season 6 shortly after finishing season 5. "We did feel like after January 6, there was a certain number of stories we wanted to tell," King said. "And then Michelle and I were thinking about what was coming up, and we decided that this year that we were doing this kind of violent, Civil War year would create a very good ending for all the characters. " Michelle King added that the looming threat of civil war in the US creates "a natural conclusion to the stories we've been telling."
Season 6 will find Diane, relatably, "feeling like she’s going crazy," with Roe v. Wade on the cusp of being overturned and voting rights being endangered across the country. Meanwhile, according to the season's official synopsis, "the lawyers of Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence that they see all around them points to an impending civil war."
In addition to Baranski, the cast of season 6 includes John Slattery, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi and Charmaine Bingwa, with Audra McDonald and Andre Braugher.
Given the success of both The Good Wife and The Good Fight, it's hard not to wonder if a third installment could be in the cards. But the Kings indicated that they aren't planning on returning to this universe any time soon. "We never say never but to our minds, we are writing an end,” Michelle King said, while Robert King added that while The Good Wife was "a kind of midway mark," The Good Fight is "ending the world [of the show]. I mean, it’s just like cataclysm. I’m not saying where we’re going, but it feels like a curtain falling down."
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