Alan Cumming Florent

Alan Cumming to Star in Showtime's Dark Restaurant Comedy Florent

Alan Cumming is already plotting his first post-Good Wife move.

Currently a series regular on the CBS drama, which returns for its seventh season next month, Cumming is set to star in Showtime’s Florent, a dark comedy about New York restaurateur Florent Morellet, our sister site Deadline reports.

Set in New York City’s Meatpacking District in the 1980s, Florent will tell the true story of Morellet, who ran his French restaurant for 23 years.

But fear not, Good Wife faithful — Florent is in second position to Cumming’s current gig, which means he’ll continue spouting those classic Eli Gold-isms as long as his year-to-year contract keeps getting renewed (along with the show, of course).

Does Florent sound good to you? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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11 Comments
  1. Jesse says:

    am i missing something? i coulda swore the kings said in some interview that the good wife was a 7 season series. ????

    • Steven says:

      They since said they’re open to staying on longer. I hope they decide to end it this season. I think it’s time.

      • Niallerz1992 says:

        I do agree with you. The show has had 5 amazing season and a rocky sixth season. I think season 7 should be the final season. Thou I would love an eighth season I think end the show when the show is still strong and bring reviewed really well. I would rather have seven great seasons that seven great season and a not great eighth and final season.

      • Blurgh says:

        You’re right. It’s getting tiresome to watch her switch sides and firms over and over. Plus with two great characters gone–Will and Kalinda– the show isn’t the same.

    • matty says:

      They have said that 7 years was their original intent but that as long as CBS wants to keep it on the air they are open to doing the show.

    • Mike M says:

      No way will he stay, no way will there be a season 8. This show is already known as the Good Riddance. There are more revolving doors on this set than on the pavement of Fifth Avenue. And the Kings have already moved on to (be more) Brain Dead.

  2. Jared says:

    The character of Eli could always be written out or given less screen time. It doesn’t hurt that CBS and Showtime are sister networks so I’m sure some sort of scheduling deal could be made.

  3. JEF says:

    Anything Alan Cumming is in sounds good to me.

  4. EJ says:

    This one sounds like it should be a TV movie or even a miniseries but not a series.

  5. Coal says:

    Good for him, the rest of the cast really doesn’t anything to do these days accept to prop up the Alicia Florrick character which was not the case in past seasons.

  6. Lyn says:

    I’d love for him to be cast as Sidney Grice in The Mangle Street Murders series by M.R.C. Kasasian.