In May, The CBS All Access has renewed The Good Fight Season 5 to continue the missing story that season 4 left. Earlier, the fourth season consisted of ten episodes. But because of the coronavirus outbreak, the season shortened to seven episodes. There are plenty of reasons for the streamer to greenlit the show before its fourth season finishes airing on the platform. However, soon after its renewal, Cush announced that she’s leaving the show. But, we can expect her in the launch episode of the fifth season to conclude her part.
The Good Fight, created by Phil Alden Robinson, Robert King, and Michelle King, is a political drama series on CBS All Access. It is a sequel to The Good Wife. The series follows Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) tragic financial scam, which destroys her saving and her goddaughter Maia’s (Rose Leslie) reputation. After then, they are forced out of their former law firm. That soon led them to join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) Diana’s former employee, at Chicago’s superior law firms, a respected African-American firm that takes police brutality cases.
The Good Fight Season 5: Renewed For Fifth Season
The CBS All Access had ordered The Good Fight for its fifth season, before its fourth season finished airing on the streaming platform. Well, there’s no doubt about it, as the series is one of the most popular and original shows of The CBS. However, the fourth season hit its own records. It gained 100% ratings from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as it gained 84% positive response from the critics.
CBS All Access Executive VP Appreciated The Show
Further, CBS All Access Executive VP and Head of Programming Julie McNamara appreciated the series. She said it’s one of the most beloved series of the streaming platform. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the fourth season was shortened. So most of the remaining part would continue in the fifth season. And that’s one of the reasons why CBS renewed it so early.
Julie also added that The Good Fighter remains one of the most adored and critically praised original series on CBS All Access, and they’ve seen a fabulous response from fans this season. She also praised the team as the fourth season was a shortened one, the incredible crew and cast, led by the incomparable Michelle and Robert King, have produced an extraordinary seven episodes. They can’t wait for audiences to see the remainder of the season is excited to bring viewers, even more of the timely, gripping storylines the Kings bring to life next in season five, Julie added.
Showrunners Teasing Their Plans
Showrunners Robert and Michelle King said it was upsetting not to finish the fourth season. However, it’s thrilling to watch where the fifth season could take everyone. Further, they spoke about the possibilities that the upcoming season would portray. And all the answers that season four left behind.
Michelle and Robert King said: “It’s been weird not to be able to finish the fourth season. It left the story even more irrational a place than usual. So we’re excited that CBS All Access wants to bring The Good Fight back for the fifth season. We know what story we’re thinking to tell (our audience). It’s like getting the explanations to the SAT ahead of time.”
The Good Fight Season 5: Cush Jumbo Leaving The Show
The British actress Cush Jumbo (aka Lucca Quinn) confirmed that she’s leaving The Good Fight. Sadly, we wouldn’t be able to watch her incredible and dynamic performance anymore. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t be able to wrap up Lucca’s story arc in the fourth season. Further, in an interview, she said that she enjoyed the time that she spent with her team and playing Lucca’s role. However, she wants to try other creative ideas now. But, there’s still hope that she would come back to wrap up her story in the fifth season early episode, said the showrunners.