Actress Wanda Sykes, known for Black-ish and Monster-in-Law, is set to star in a repetitive role on the fifth season of the acclaimed legal drama The Good Fight.
The new season will see Diane (Christine Baranski) forced to question whether it’s proper for her to help run an African American law firm with Liz (Audra McDonald) when the firm loses two top top lawyers.
In the mean time, Marissa (Sarah Steele) and the firm become trapped with Hal Wackner (Mandy Patinkin), a regular Chicagoan who decides to open his own courtroom in the back of a copy shop.
As indicated by Deadline, Sykes will play Allegra Durado, a brilliant, key lawyer who has been away from the law for ten years while attempting to complete her book.
“Our holy grail of casting is always to find dramatic actors who can also deliver the comedy, and that pretty much defines Wanda. We couldn’t feel more fortunate to be working with her,” co-creators Robert and Michelle King said.
Actor-comedian Wayne Brady additionally joins the fifth season of The Good Fight in a repetitive role.
Made by Robert King, Michelle King, and Phil Alden Robinson, the show is both a spin-off and a sequel to hit series The Good Wife, which broadcasted on the CBS network between 2009-2016.
Michael Boatman, Nyambi, Zach Grenier and Charmaine Bingwa additionally round the cast.
Original cast individuals Cush Jumbo and Delroy Lindo are returning as visitor stars in the season premiere to wrap up their characters’ storyline.
The fifth season premieres Thursday on the streaming service Paramount Plus.