Justin Bartha joins 'Good Wife' spinoff as love interest for [Spoiler]

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

CBS' Good Wife spinoff continues to staff up ahead of its February 2017 launch, adding Justin Bartha (The New Normal) as a series regular and love interest for Cush Jumbo's Lucca.

The offshoot — titled The Good Fight — finds Bartha playing Colin, a rising star in the State's Attorney's office and Chicago's most eligible bachelor. Romantic sparks begin to fly when he finds himself going up against Lucca in the courtroom.

"Whenever you're looking for a romantic lead, you look for someone who can play the comedy and the sexuality, but even more importantly is the intelligence," said showrunners Robert and Michelle King in a statement. "And that's what we love about Justin: he can play all three: the comedy and the sexuality, but he's also convincing as a tough intellectual foe to Cush in court. We couldn't be happier."

7 PHOTOS
Justin Bartha through the years
See Gallery
Justin Bartha through the years
Justin Bartha appears at the American Cinematheque's 2013 Award Show honoring Jerry Bruckheimer, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California December 12, 2013. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Justin Bartha poses at the premiere of "The Hangover Part II" at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California May 19, 2011. The movie opens in the U.S. on May 26. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Justin Bartha speaks at a panel for "The New Normal" during the NBC television network portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Justin Bartha and Lia Smith seen at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Actor Justin Bartha attends the AOL Build Presents Elizabeth Wood, Morgan Saylor, Justin Bartha and Brian Marc discussion of 'White Girl' at AOL HQ on August 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Actor Justin Bartha attends the 'White Girl' New York premiere at Angelika Film Center on August 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

As previously reported, The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of last May's finale and also stars Good Wife vets Christine Baranski (Diane) and Sarah Steele (Marissa). In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of Diane's goddaughter, Maia (Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie) simultaneously wiping out Diane's savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, Diane and Marissa join Lucca at one of Chicago's pre-eminent law firms.

The ensemble also includes Good Wife newbies Delroy Lindo (Chicago Code), Paul Guilfoyle (CSI), Bernadette Peters (Smash) and Erica Tazel (Justified). Additionally, Gary Cole will reprise his role as Diane's hubby Kurt McVeigh on a recurring basis and Zach Grenier (David) and Jerry Adler (Howard) will guest star in the premiere.

Launch Gallery: Fall TV Predictions: <I>Grey's, Arrow, TWD</i> and 27 Others

PHOTOS: A look back at 'The Good Wife'

7 PHOTOS
The Good Wife
See Gallery
The Good Wife
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 19: 'TBD- 612'--Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce ) square off in a crucial debate in the race for State's Attorney as Peter and the city of Chicago prepare for a potential riot, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Jan. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Cable news host Chris Matthews appears as himself as the debate moderator. (Photo by Jeffrey Neira/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 19: 'TBD- 612'--Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce ) square off in a crucial debate in the race for State's Attorney as Peter and the city of Chicago prepare for a potential riot, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Jan. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Cable news host Chris Matthews appears as himself as the debate moderator. (Photo by Jeffrey Neira/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 19: 'TBD- 612'--Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce ) square off in a crucial debate in the race for State's Attorney as Peter and the city of Chicago prepare for a potential riot, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Jan. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Cable news host Chris Matthews appears as himself as the debate moderator. (Photo by Jeffrey Neira/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: 'TBD'-- Alicia faces a crisis of conscience when she's encouraged to go negative in her campaign for State's Attorney. Meanwhile, the Feds try to persuade Cary to work with them as they attempt to build a case against Lemond Bishop, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R)Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick and Chris Noth as Peter Florrick (Photo By Jeff Neumann/CBS via Getty Images)
'Message Discipline' -- While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence, which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter. Meanwhile, Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State's Attorney, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, November 2, 2014 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick (Photo by David Giesbrecht/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: 'Oppo Research' -- When Alicia agrees to further explore the option of running for State's Attorney, Eli brings a respected campaign manager into the fold to help her decide once and for all, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Oct. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick (Photo By Patrick Harbron/CBS via Getty Images)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Read Full Story

From Our Partners