Audra McDonald is entering the fray on “The Good Fight.”
The CBS All Access drama series is adding McDonald for Season 2, CBS Interactive president and chief operating officer Marc DeBevoise announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Tuesday.
The six-time Tony winner will appear on the new run that launches next year. She will play Liz Lawrence, the attorney she originated on CBS’ “The Good Wife.”
“We’re thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of ‘The Good Fight,’” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King in a statement. “After seeing her facility with both comedy and drama, we were dying for the chance to work with her again. Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character she developed in the fourth season of ‘The Good Wife.’”
The Broadway legend played Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s “Private Practice” and co-starred on NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!”
McDonald’s film credits include “Ricki and the Flash” and the 2017 smash hit “Beauty and the Beast.”
“The Good Fight” returns for Season 2 in early 2018 on CBS All Access.