Emmy-nominated actor John Slattery has joined the cast of acclaimed legal drama ‘The Good Fight’ for the sixth season.
Slattery, whose TV credits include ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Mrs America’, will play Lyle Bettencourt, a brilliant, sophisticated and sensitive doctor who helps the series lead Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart through a difficult time.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have the extremely talented and usually too busy John Slattery in the cast. We feel like we’ve been chasing it forever,” “The Good Fight” co-creators and showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
The next season of the Paramount Plus series will see ”Diane feeling like she’s going crazy and dealing with a malaise of deja vu. Meanwhile, lawyers at Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence they see all around them indicates an impending civil war.
The Kings created ”The Good Fight”, a spin-off sequel to the CBS drama ”The Good Wife”, starring Phil Alden Robinson. The duo also executive produce the series with Ridley Scott, David W Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein, Jonathan Tolins and Jacquelyn Reingold. The sixth season of ”The Good Fight”, supported by CBS Studios, will air this summer.
On the film front, Slattery’s credits include ”Mona Lisa Smile”, ”Reservation Road” and several Marvel Studio films, where he played Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr) industrial father, Howard Stark. .
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