Is The Good Fight returning for a final season? Here’s everything you need to know about The Good Fight Season 6.
The Good Fight is a legal drama produced for CBS All Access later available on Paramount+, a streaming service owned by CBS. It’s the first original scripted series on the site. The series is a spin-off and independent sequel to The Good Wife, which was created by Robert King, Michelle King, and Phil Alden Robinson. After an enormous financial swindle destroys the reputation of her goddaughter Maia and Diane’s finances, the series follows Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart as she loses her job and joins Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s most prestigious legal firms.
If you’ve been wondering whether The Good Fight has been renewed or canceled for a final season then we have some exciting news for you. As we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, narrative, and cast, so you can get excited about the final chapter of the series. Here’s all we know about The Good Fight Season 6 so far.
Is The Good Fight Renewed for Season 6?
Yes, the fans of this superb legal drama TV series can finally rejoice as it is official that the series will be making its return for one last chapter. The series was renewed for a sixth season in July 2021, which was announced to be the series concluding the season in May 2022. CBS also shared the renewal update with its followers on CBS’s official Twitter handle, quoting, “It just keeps getting better and better #TheGoodFight has been renewed for another season at @paramountplus!”
— CBS Studios (@CBSTVStudios) July 20, 2021
The Good Fight Season 6 Release Date
The official release date of the final season of the series is set to be September 8, 2022, in the fall of this year. So, it is a good indication that the series is definitely scheduled to premiere on time and the viewers won’t have to wait for a long time to delve right into the new episodes without any major delays in the production of the new season.
The news was shared by the official CBS Twitter handle, quoting, “The lawyers of Reddick & Associates are returning to fight The Good Fight for one final season #TheGoodFight will return September 8th on @paramountplus” Take a look at the official post below:
— CBS Studios (@CBSTVStudios) May 27, 2022
The Good Fight Season 6 Plot
The Good Fight Season 6 is expected to expand on this already established premise for the prior seasons and continue the storyline from the very last episode of the series which the viewers got to see on the CBS channel on August 26, 2021. The episode, And the Violence Spread, is the last episode of the 10-episode season of The Good Fight Season 5.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “Marissa mounts a strong defense in Vinetta’s court for Matteo, while Diane attempts to get an interview with him in order to spring Matteo from court; Carmen, Liz, and Allegra defend a drug dealer as prosecutors try to put him back in prison.” The episode is directed by Robert King and written by Robert King & Michelle King.
From this precise moment of the ending episode, the next season is expected to be taken up and show where the general plot of the series is going in terms of characters and plots. All of the previous episodes have set the tone for the upcoming season, in which the story will deepen and extend in ways that will compel people to follow the show. Every episode has so far been well received by viewers, pushing them to watch the series on a weekly basis via streaming or on-air broadcast on their television screens.
Moreover, while chatting with The Hollywood Reporter, the Kings said the final season focuses on a coming civil war as Diane faces what the streamer calls an “uneasy sense of déjà vu, with everything from Roe v. Wade, to voting rights, to Cold War aggressions returning. Meanwhile, the lawyers of Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence that they see all around them points to an impending civil war.”
The Kings further added said that the theme of the sixth season felt like a natural ending for the series as they feared that their critical darling would become repetitive should it have continued on. The duo also noted that the series, a spinoff of The Good Wife, featured plenty of memorable characters who could provide ample material for yet another offshoot, though none are currently in development.
The Good Fight Season 6 Cast
We’d like to point out that The Good Fight Season 6 may introduce some new cast members as well as the departure of some existing characters, with more information to come and is formally confirmed by the network. Meanwhile, it is expected that the original cast members of the show will reprise their roles in the forthcoming season.
The main cast members of the series are as follows:
- Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
- Rose Leslie as Maia Rindell
- Erica Tazel as Barbara Kolstad
- Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn
- Delroy Lindo as Adrian Boseman
- Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold
- Justin Bartha as Colin Morrello
- Nyambi Nyambi as Jay DiPersia
- Michael Boatman as Julius Cain
- Audra McDonald as Liz Reddick
- Michael Sheen as Roland Blum
- Zach Grenier as David Lee
- John Larroquette as Gavin Firth
- Charmaine Bingwa as Carmen Moyo
- Mandy Patinkin as Hal Wackner
The recurring cast members of the series include:
- Tamberla Perry as Charlotte Hazlewood
- Hugh Dancy as Caleb Garlin
- Chasten Harmon as Bianca Skye
- Wayne Brady as Del Cooper
- Wanda Sykes as Allegra Durado
- Tony Plana as Oscar Rivi
However, there is one official confirmation from the network that André Braugher will be playing a new character which is Ri’Chard Lane, a showman lawyer, and rainmaker who is imposed on Liz to become her new partner. According to a Paramount+ press release, Ri’Chard is a wild mix of brilliance, geniality, religion, and joyful hedonism. In short, he’s a handful.
— The Good Fight (@GoodFight_CBS) March 9, 2022
The Good Fight Season 6 Episodes
The precise number of episodes for The Good Fight Season 6 has yet to be revealed on the CBS network. In the meantime, we can expect it to be in the same range as the previous seasons, which usually differ from 7 to 13 episodes with an average runtime of approx 49 – 53 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of May 30, 2022, the exact amount for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed, as the number of episodes may vary.
This is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience, which has been turned into a screenplay to look for and see the unexplored dynamics. Meanwhile, binge-watch Season 5 to update your recollection of certain significant plotlines. Here is a brief episode guide to help you grasp the order and watch the episodes to get a better knowledge of the plot.
- S5E1: Previously On – June 24, 2021
- S5E2: Once There Was a Court – July 1, 2021
- S5E3: And the Court Had a Clerk – July 8, 2021
- S5E4: And the Clerk Had a Firm – July 15, 2021
- S5E5: And the Firm Had Two Partners – July 22, 2021
- S5E6: And the Two Partners Had a Fight – July 29, 2021
- S5E7: And the Fight Had a Détente – August 5, 2021
- S5E8: And the Detente Had an End – August 12, 2021
- S5E9: And the End Was Violent – August 19, 2021
- S5E10: And the Violence Spread – August 26, 2021
To maintain the story’s continuity, several shows strive to keep a consistent episode count over seasons. However, because the number of episodes has varied from season to season, it will be difficult to forecast the precise number of episodes for the following season because it is up to the show makers to reduce or expand the season. As a result, while post-production is wrapping up and the network approves the titles of each upcoming season’s episode, we request viewers to be patient.
Is there any trailer for The Good Fight Season 6?
Yes, the official trailer for The Good Fight Season 6 was released on May 27, 2022. Take a look at the official trailer for the upcoming season below:
Where can you stream The Good Fight Season 6?
The Good Fight is currently available to watch on Paramount+. You can also stream The Good Fight by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS officially website where the episodes are published after they air on the channel at the selected time slot which the network will release in a few days.
Why is Good Fight Season 6 the final season of the series?
Quality control difficulties and tiredness motivated the Kings’ decision to call it quits, according to an interview with TVLine. They also confirm that it was their choice to conclude the story in a way that makes the viewers feel satisfied.
“We got tired,” Robert says with a chuckle, before elaborating, “And we looked at how we were building Season 6 and felt that if there was ever a time to end the show it was [now], given the cataclysmic nature of the season. And as much as the show was great in reacting to the zeitgeist, it felt like it would have a certain repetition if we kept going.”
The Good Fight Season 6 Official Synopsis
The official synopsis for the upcoming season as shared by Paramount states, “The sixth season of The Good Fight has Diane feeling like she’s going crazy, struggling with an uneasy sense of déjà vu, with everything from Roe v. Wade to voting rights to Cold War aggressions returning. Meanwhile, the lawyers of Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence that they see all around them points to an impending civil war.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more The Good Fight Season 6 updates.