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The Good Wife Exclusive: Matthew Goode to 'Befriend' Alicia in Big Recurring Role

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Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Leap Year) is joining Season 5 of The Good Wife in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The English actor will play a prosecutor who befriends Julianna Margulies’ Alicia after having a crisis of faith and deciding to chart a new direction for his career. His first episode is slated to air in the spring.

Goode recently wrapped production on the Pride and Prejudice spinoff Death Comes to Pemberly, which will air in PBS next year. The mini-series also stars The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys.

The Good Wife resumes its red-hit fifth season on Sunday, Jan. 5.