The Good Wife Spinoff Bernadette Peters Cast

Good Wife Spinoff: Bernadette Peters, CSI Vet Paul Guilfoyle Join Cast

Rose Leslie’s Good Wife spinoff character comes from some quality stock.

Bernadette Peters (Smash) and Paul Guilfoyle (CSI) have joined the upcoming series as Lenore and Henry, the parents of Diane’s goddaughter Maia (Leslie) , our sister site Deadline reports.

Lenore has a working-class background and is a financial genius. Henry is a financial advisor who has done very well for himself — thanks, in large part, to Lenore’s help in expanding their family’s private investment firm — and who is adored by many. The family enjoys something of a celebrity status in Chicago.

Both roles are recurring.

The new series — debuting in February 2017 on CBS, before moving exclusively to the network’s streaming service CBS All Access — picks up one year after the events of the Good Wife finale. An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of Leslie’s Maia, while simultaneously wiping out Diane’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, Diane and Maia join Lucca Quinn (the returning Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.

In addition, executive producer Brooke Kennedy will direct the spinoff’s premiere.

Broadway legend Peters also has a long TV resume that includes stints on Will & GraceGrey’s AnatomyUgly Betty and Mozart in the Jungle.

In addition to playing CSI‘s Jim Brass for 317 episodes, Guilfoyle has appeared on numerous TV series including Now and AgainAlly McBeal and Colony.

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  1. Kevin says:

    Fantastic. Love Paul Guilfoyle, brilliant actor, happy to see him do well post CSI.

  2. Ian says:

    Again, I ask how isn’t this staying on CBS as a network show?!

  3. Steven says:

    I wish they’d make Bernadette Peters a regular. I’ve been a huge fan since Cinderella! I miss having Diane in my life.

  4. the cast of this show is absolutely amazing…the expectations are going to be VERY high.

  5. bryce says:

    CUSH GUMBO IS RECURRING IN THIS??????????????????????????

  6. Brad says:

    Does it seem to anyone else that this was almost a way to get rid of Julianna M without firing her or causing controversy because of rumors of her backstage dramatics? And how much longer until Kalinda is brought back now that we can retire the green screen?