Diane Lockhart is getting some assist from Mad Males vet John Slattery, who’s becoming a member of The Good Struggle for Season 6, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The upcoming run finds Diane (Christine Baranski) scuffling with an “uneasy sense of déjà vu, with the whole lot from Roe v. Wade to voting rights to Chilly Struggle aggressions returning,” per the official synopsis. “In the meantime, the attorneys of Reddick & Associates marvel if the violence that they see throughout them factors to an impending civil battle.”
It appears like Slattery’s character will be the one to get Diane via all that upheaval: He’ll play Lyle Bettencourt, “an excellent, refined and delicate doctor who helps Diane via a loopy time.” Slattery joins fellow new addition Andre Braugher (Brooklyn 9-9), in addition to Good Spouse alums Alan Cumming and Carrie Preston, who will reprise their roles as Eli Gold and Elsbeth Tascioni, respectively.
“We couldn’t be extra excited to have the enormously gifted, usually-too-busy John Slattery be part of the forged,” showrunners Robert and Michelle King in an announcement to THR. “We really feel like we’ve been chasing him without end.”
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* Netflix has renewed Huge Mouth via Season 7 (with Season 6 to premiere later this yr), in addition to the spinoff Human Assets (for Season 2).
* The Chi Season 5 will premiere Sunday, June 26 at 9/8c on Showtime.
* Michael Urie (Youthful, Ugly Betty) has joined Jason Segel and Harrison Ford within the forthcoming Apple TV+ comedy Shrinking, our sister web site Deadline stories.
* Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan, Kelsea Ballerini, Pitbull and Little Huge City are the musicians confirmed to take part in CBS’ Superfan, “a six-episode musical spectacle disguised as a recreation present” that begins manufacturing this week. EP Keltie Knight and CBS Mornings’ Nate Burleson will host.
* Love Demise + Robots Quantity 3 will premiere Friday, Might 20 on Netflix; watch teaser:
* Shoresy, Hulu’s six-episode Letterkenny offshoot — by which the title character (performed by Jared Keeso) joins a senior AAA hockey workforce in Sudbury — will premiere Friday, Might 27. Watch a teaser:
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