‘The Good Wife’ Casts Margo Martindale in Recurring Role

“The Millers” star will play a campaign operative in Season 7

Last Updated: July 10, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

Margo Martindale is joining the cast of CBS’s “The Good Wife” in a recurring role for Season 7.

The network announced Thursday that the “Millers” actress will play Willa Eastman, a top campaign operative responsible for past successes by underdog presidential candidates in Iowa who hides her intelligence and cunning under a fake, folksy charm.

“Every year we look for a character and an actor who can go toe-to-toe with Eli Gold and make him blink,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “So we were thrilled when Margo Martindale agreed to play Willa Eastman. Her ability to mix comedy and drama is unparalleled. And we can’t wait to see how Margo and Alan deal with each other.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan was announced as a new addition to the cast of the legal drama on Monday, following the departure of Archie Panjabi at the end of last season.

“The Good Wife” premieres its seventh season on CBS Oct. 4.