The Good Fight is losing among its most formidable lawful pugilists. Cush Jumbo, who came from the role of lawyer Luca Quinn on The Good Wife prior to segueing to the CBS All Access spinoff upon its launch in 2017, is leaving the series ahead of the recently-ordered Season 5.
The present COVID-19 situation– which compelled Season 4 in conclusion three episodes early — precluded collection developers Robert as well as Michelle King from concluding Jumbo’s storyline. But Jumbo and also the Kings are working on a Plan B.
In a special statement to TVLine, Jumbo stated, “I have had the most fantastic time over the last 5 years collaborating with Robert, Michelle and the crews of both The Good Wife and also The Good Fight. I will certainly miss them all a lot, however am so ecstatic to discover fields brand-new. Because of the pandemic requiring us to close down early we weren’t able to conclude Lucca’s tale totally therefore I hope if routines enable I can return following season to do that.”
In their own statement to TVLine, Robert and also Michelle King stated, “We’ve loved every minute of working with Cush for the last 5 years as well as every person in The Good Fight world will certainly miss her horribly. Offered the pandemic-forced premature closing of Season 4, it’s our hope that Cush will have the ability to return when we return to recording Season 5 in order to give Lucca a proper send-off.”
The information comes much less than 3 months after the news that Jumbo’s co-star, Delroy Lindo (who plays Adrian Boseman), would be tipping away from the well-known drama following Season 4 to headline the potential ABC series Harlem’s Kitchen. The Kings similarly revealed hope that Lindo would have the ability to return in Season 5 to provide Adrian an appropriate goodbye.
“We weren’t able to finish that story with the kind of elegance we were wishing to had we had [all] 10 episodes,” officer producer Michelle King recently conceded to TVLine relating to Lindo’s onscreen sendoff. “We love Delroy and we love [the character of Adrian], so we’re going to have to see what the world appears like when it comes time [to fire] Season 5.” Added fellow EP Robert King: “Our hope is to obtain Delroy back to finish that tale. We simply don’t recognize where we will all be post-pandemic.”
As has been well recorded by TVLine, The Good Fight has weathered a variety of high-profile onscreen exits in its very first four seasons. Departed collection regulars include Justin Bartha, Erica Tazel and also Rose Leslie.