The Good Wife actor’s sometime costar and real-life BFF Parker Posey has been tapped to play the never-before-seen estranged wife of his campaign strategist character Eli Gold, TVLine has learned exclusively.
With the introduction of Parker — who is slated to debut in an October episode — the puzzle that is Eli’s fractured nuclear family is now complete; viewers have already met the couple’s daughter Marissa (played by Sarah Steele).
Although Cumming and Posey have played together in the movies before — most notably in The Anniversary Party and Josie and the Pussycats — this will mark the pair’s first small screen collaboration.
Posey’s TV credits include Parks and Recreation, The Big C and the short-lived Amy Sherman-Palladino sitcom The Return of Jezebel James.
The Good Wife‘s third season kicks off Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c.