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THE GOOD WIFE: Rose Leslie Joins CBS Series As Diane’s Goddaughter

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Rose Leslie Signs On To The Good Wife

CBS adds Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie to the cast of the network’s All Access program The Good Wife.

Leslie will join the legal drama as Maia, the goddaughter of main character Diane who also happens to be a lawyer in her own right and has fallen on hard times. She will reportedly prove instrumental in her godmother’s plans, although it isn’t exactly clear how at this point:

As previously announced, the new series will pick up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife. In the series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. Leslie joins Emmy Award winner Christine Baranski, who will reprise her role as Diane Lockhart, and fan favorites Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn and Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold.

Leslie is a Scottish actress perhaps best known for her roles as Gwen Dawson in the drama series Downton Abbey, and as Ygritte in the fantasy series Game of Thrones. Her additional television credits include the UK series Luther and Utopia. Leslie’s film credits include The Last Witch Hunter, Morgan and Sticky Notes, among others.

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