A spin-off of the successful series The Good Wife, the show stars Christine Baranski continuing in her role from the previous show as Diane Lockhart, a powerful attorney in Chicago. After a financial scandal costs her partnership and pending retirement, Diane joins a prestigious African American–owned firm that makes a name taking on Illinois police brutality cases. There she works alongside a powerhouse legal team, played by Audra McDonald, Cush Jumbo, and Michael Boatman. The show’s extensive cast and guest stars include a bevy of Broadway and theatrical talent, including a new star joining for season 6, Mandy Patinkin. This hit legal drama is worth the watch, and you can read on to learn how to watch this season and past seasons of The Good Fight, as well as more about the show itself.
- When Does Season 6 Premiere: Season 6 of The Good Fight premieres on Thursday, September 8.
- When Does The Good Fight Stream: New episodes of The Good Fight drop on Thursdays.
- Where to Watch The Good Fight: The Good Fight is on Paramount+ (7-day free trial).
- How to Watch Past Seasons: All five previous seasons of The Good Fight are available on Paramount+.
Where to Stream The Good Fight
The Good Fight Season 6 will exclusively air on Paramount+. The first episode premieres Thursday, September 8, and will be available to stream at 12 am pacific time or 3 am eastern. A new episode will follow every Thursday. Paramount+ also has previous seasons to stream if you need to catch up with the series.
Paramount+ offers a seven-day free trial, and then plans start at $5.99 per month with limited commercial viewing. You can watch without ads if you subscribe to the commercial-free plan for $11.99 per month. If you cancel within your free trial, you won’t be charged. Both plans can also be purchased at a discount for an annual commitment. A subscription to Paramount+ provides the following:
- exclusive Paramount+ Shows like The Good Fight, Star Trek Discovery, and more
- a live stream of your local CBS station
- on-demand content from CBS, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and more
- watch on 3 devices at the same time
You can watch The Good Fight on Paramount+ on any of the following supported devices:
- Apple TV
- iPhone and iPad
- Android TV
- Android phone and tablet
- Fire TV
- Portal TV
- PlayStation 4
- Samsung TV
- Vizio TV
- LG TV
To Watch The Good Fight simply sign up for this seven-day free trial to create a username and password, then download the Paramount+ app to a supported device. Then just login with the account you just created. Then use the search menu to find The Good Fight.
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About The Good Fight
The Good Fight is set a year after the end of The Good Wife and follows one of the main protagonists of the original series, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski). Lockhart is launching her retirement from the multi-partnered firm she helped build up in The Good Wife, Lockhart, Lee (plus many ever-changing names) & Associates. However, when a financial scam drains her savings—and ruins the reputation of her mentee and goddaughter Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie, Game of Thrones)—the two women are forced out of the prestigious legal firm. That’s the setup that leads them into the waiting offices of Reddick, Boseman, & Kolstad, a prestigious African American–owned firm. Known for taking on Illinois police brutality cases, Reddick, Boseman, & Kolstad frequently were the opposing counsel to Lockhart’s previous cases.
The female-led legal drama centers on Diane, Maia, and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo), who previously worked at Lockhart’s firm in The Good Wife. Lucca is now an associate and rising star at the pre-eminent Reddick & Boseman that takes in the floundering Diane and Maia, giving them a solid footing on which to rebuild their careers.
In comparison to its predecessor, The Good Fight considers the external societal perspective than the personal moral quandaries that were often the center of The Good Wife. The social commentary aims at the current real-world political climate and issues. Diane Lockhart continues her strong Democratic stand in the face of the alt-right, and topical issues include cyber harassment, fake news, the Me Too movement, and police brutality. Despite the high social awareness, however, the show doesn’t lose its roots in compelling dramatic TV, ratcheting the sensational drama sometimes just beyond the believability while keeping audiences engaged. At the start of its fifth season, The Good Fight still held a 96% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In addition to Baranski and Jumbo, The Good Fight features many other familiar faces from the original series, including lawyer Julius Cain (Michael Boatman), Colin Morrello (Justin Bartha) a member of the state’s attorney’s office, investigator Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), and U.S. attorney Liz Lawrence (Audra McDonald). It also co-stars Delroy Lindo, Nyambi Nyambi, and Erica Tazel. Like its predecessor, the series features an extensive cast of stellar guest stars and recurring roles, such as Bernadette Peters, Denis O’Hare, Bebe Neuwirth, Carrie Preston, and Alan Alda.