The first two episodes will air back-to-back beginning at 9 p. Episodes three and four will air the following Sunday at the same time.
Premise[ edit ] A year after the series finale of The Good Wife , an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell and wipes out the savings of her mentor, Diane Lockhart.
The show deals primarily with the storylines of its three female leads — Diane, Lucca, and Maia — and contains considerable political and social commentary , exploring topical issues such as the alt-right , the Me Too movement , online harassment , and fake news.
As well as starting again in a new firm with its own office politics to deal with, longtime Democrat Diane must navigate a world she hardly recognizes, becoming increasingly troubled by Trump-era politics and the actions of his administration.
Meanwhile, Maia, Diane's goddaughter, is trying to get her legal career off to a good start, while coming under pressure from the FBI over alleged involvement with her father's Ponzi scheme.
The firm is also joined by Marissa Gold, a recurring character on The Good Wife, an intelligent and self-assured young woman with Democratic Party connections who becomes their newest private investigator. Like The Good Wife, the show makes use of an extensive cast of supporting characters, including a recurring stable of opposing counsel, clients, police officers, FBI agents, judges, and politicians.
Many are played by well-known guest stars.
She was made the head of divorce law at RBL in season 3. The character purports to be a mentee of Roy Cohn  and is inspired by Cohn and his acolyte, Roger Stone.
Sheen describes him as "devilish," saying "he wants to eat and disrupt and fuck, and poke people. Finkelstein as Judge Simon Kassovitz, a conservative Jewish judge Paul Guilfoyle as Henry Rindell seasons 1—2 , Maia's father, who is a wildly successful financial advisor, phenomenally wealthy and universally loved.
They begin divorce proceedings in the third season. Taylor Louderman as Tara Strokes seasons 2—3 , a porn star who claims to have had a relationship with Donald Trump Margo Martindale as Ruth Eastman season 2 , consultant for the Democratic National Committee Tim Matheson as Tully season 2 , a left-wing protester who has a sexual relationship with Diane Rob McClure as Judge Trig Mullaney season 2 , an unintelligent recent Trump appointee to the judiciary with very little understanding of the law Mike Pniewski as Frank Landau season 2—present , a Democratic boss in the Chicago area Keesha Sharp as Naomi Nivola season 2—present , a news anchor investigating MeToo allegations who has a history with Adrian.
She dates Jay in the third season. Lauren Patten as Polly Dean season 3 , a member of Diane's resistance group Tamberla Perry as Judge Charlotte Hazlewood season 3 , the adjudicator of the Lawrences' divorce trial, who enters into a relationship with Adrian Kate Shindle as Rachelle Max season 3 , a member of Diane's resistance group Guest[ edit ] Jerry Adler as Howard Lyman seasons 1—2 ,  a geriatric partner at Diane Lockhart's former firm, and now judge, who shows chauvinistic and stereotyping tendencies  Jane Alexander as Judge Suzanne Morris seasons 1—2 Becky Ann Baker as Alma Hoff seasons 1—2 , a principled lawyer at a rival firm Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney seasons 1—2 , a client of the firm and a likely serial killer who has gotten away with many of his crimes Mark Linn-Baker as Judge Don Linden season 1 Jason Biggs as Dylan Stack season 1 , a wealthy tech entrepreneur involved in the creation of Bitcoin , wanted by US officials Louis Gossett Jr.
He dies before season two. In season three, it is revealed that he raped his secretary, the firm transcriptionist and many others. Zach Grenier as David Lee season 1 ,  a name partner at Diane Lockhart's former law firm John Benjamin Hickey as Neil Gross season 1 , owner of Internet firm Chumhum Jayne Houdyshell as Renee seasons 1—2 , a friend of Diane's at a rival firm who cuts ties with Diane after the Rindell scandal Christine Lahti as Andrea Stevens seasons 1—2 , a high-powered lawyer from Los Angeles who often appears opposite Reddick, Boseman in cases involving film and television Greta Lee as Amber Wood-Lutz seasons 1—2 , a young lawyer at a rival firm whose beaming smile obscures her sneaky tactics in court Denis O'Hare as Judge Abernathy seasons 1—2 , a judge whose strong liberal and socialist leanings lead him to overcompensate in favor of conservative litigants Kevin Pollak as Judge Kyle Gallo season 1 Aaron Tveit as Spencer Zschau season 1, 3 , an assistant United States attorney F.