Audra McDonald Joins “The Good Fight” As Series Regular

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Broadway star is joining the cast of CBS All Access’  as a series regular in the drama’s second season.

McDonald will reprise her Good Wife role of Liz Lawrence, a Georgetown law school rival of Alicia Florrick’s (Julianna Margulies) who faced off with her former foe in the courtroom in a season 4 episode of the CBS legal drama.

Season 2 of the Good Wife spinoff will consist of 13 episodes, expanded from the first season order of 10, and will debut in early 2018.

The news was announced as the platform revealed three new additions to its programming slate, which already consists of The Good Fight and consists of the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery, debuting on Sept. 24.

McDonald, whose recent credits include the movie Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, The Sound of Music Live!, and a series regular role on ABC’s Private Practice, joins fellow regulars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha, Michael Boatman and Nyambi Nyambi.

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