During the TCA press tour, showrunners of The Good Wife, Michelle and Robert King previewed the upcoming fifth season to reporters.
On the show’s fourth season finale, the culmination of Cary Agos’ burgeoning mutiny finally comes to a head. Alicia Florrick (Julianna Marguilies) has decided to jump ship with him, ultimately cutting ties with Lockhart Gardner.
When the legal drama returns, the EP’s of the show warned fans of a forthcoming civil war. (Much like Suits, don’t you think?)
“It’s a year about civil war,” Robert King said. “There are so many stories to tell. It’s very explosive. It’s more about our team and how they all face each other … we will whet the audience with the difficulty of betraying a firm. It’s a sh–storm. We want [to show] the quiet before the sh–storm … we’ll get to the civil war fairly quickly.”
Another exciting scoop shared during the tour was about a “blowout episode” promised by Robert King. On that note, we should expect for the unexpected on the show’s 10th week, which will mark their 100th episode.
Season five will also be introducing new characters that should shake up the relationships among the old ones. The upcoming guest stars include: Juliet Rylance (Sinister), Melissa George (Grey’s Anatomy), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) and Ben Rappaport (Outsourced).
Fan favorite characters, Elsbeth Talscioni and Kurt Mcveigh, played by Emmy-nominated Carrie Preston (True Blood) and Gary Cole (Suits) are also both expected to return.
Meanwhile, the Kings are keeping their fingers crossed about the return of Michael J. Fox, who plays the role of manipulative lawyer, Louis Canning. Fox is currently working with NBC on upcoming comedy, The Michael J. Fox Show.
“We adore the character and the actor,” says Michelle King. “He has his own series so it depends on timing and ability.”
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