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Good Wife Spinoff: Rose Leslie's Lead Character Is a Lesbian

TVLine logo TVLine 12/16/2016 Michael Ausiello
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CBS’ forthcoming Good Wife spinoff is uttering the L-word.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that when The Good Fight premieres on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8/7c, it will be revealed that the character played by Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie is a lesbian. What’s more, she will have a steady girlfriend. (CBS declined to comment.)

Leslie’s Maia figures into the series in a major way. She’s the goddaughter of Christine Baranski’s Diane and, as we’ll learn in the premiere, she gets caught up in a huge financial scam that also brings down Diane (and forces her to restart her career).

The premiere of The Good Fight will bow simultaneously on the network’s streaming service CBS All Access, which will exclusively host all of Season 1’s remaining episodes.

The ensemble also includes Good Wife vets Cush Jumbo (Lucca) and Sarah Steele (Marissa), as well as franchise newbies Delroy Lindo (Chicago Code), Paul Guilfoyle (CSI), Bernadette Peters (Smash), Justin Bartha (The New Normal) 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.

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