Ever since the creators of “The Good Fight” were forced to rewrite their pilot following Donald Trump’s electoral victory, the CBS All Access drama has made a name for itself as the show that best reflects the current political environment.
Now, heading into Season 3, executive producers Robert and Michelle King have taken precautions to maintain the show’s prescience, even if there should be a major shake-up in Washington D.C.
“I think everyone will cheerfully rewrite if we’re in a different world [by the premiere],” Michelle told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday in response to a question about the potential outcomes of the ongoing special counsel investigation into the 2016 election.
With “The Good Fight” set to return on March 14, the Kings said the show’s writers have a few contingency plans in place should the political situation change significantly, up to and including impeachment of the president, who is frequently referenced on the show.
“We have a few backup plans if the world runs ahead of us, involving two or three scenes we would have to reshoot,” Robert King said. “What you try to do is stay as close to the zeitgeist as possible, but it’s very difficult if you’re writing that far ahead. I think what we’re trying to do is use certain scenes to help update the audience to where we are right now.”
On Season 3, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself, while Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) struggle with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts, per the official All Access description. Meanwhile, Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) balances a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) finds a new Mephistopheles in Roland Blum (Michael Sheen), a lawyer who is corruption incarnate.
Watch a trailer for the new season here.