A new look at the Emmy-winning series, which was picked up for a fourth season in January, finds the writers and stars of the Emmy winner reuniting for a second run at the series’ core concept.
The season begins with a pivotal moment in the lives of two main characters, Jane (Julianna Margulies) and Claire (Pamela Adlon), as the former returns to work in the law firm of her former boss (and co-showrunner) Jonathan Groff.
Groff, who won an Emmy in 2015 for his work on the show, is also set to reprise his role as lawyer and lawyer-turned-militant Chuck, and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg (who previously worked with Groff on “Mad Men”) has said the new season will also have “more of a political bent” than the one that ran in 2017.
In addition to Groff and Adlon, the show also features new faces from the original series and will include a few new guests.
The show will be back in production for at least two more seasons, though it’s unclear if the series will be picked up or picked off for a fifth.
(Read our recap of the 2017-18 season.)
The series’ fourth season was a success in the ratings, with a total of 8.8 million viewers tuning in to the premiere episode.
Its success in both critical and commercial circles was notable for the fact that the show won the coveted Peabody Award for best drama series and the best original drama series at the Emmys in both categories.
While the show did not win an Emmy, it received several other nominations for its portrayal of political and social issues in a time when they were considered taboo.
“We were thrilled to be back for a sixth season,” Adlon said.
“We were honored to get to do the show again, and I think we have a really great relationship with the writers.
We’re really excited about this season and the next two years of ‘The Good We Lost,’ and we’re going to have a ton of fun with it.”
Adlon said that the reunion will have more of a politics theme.
“I think we’ve been on a really strong path that we’ve followed,” she said.
Adlon added that she and Groff have also been on the same page as to where the show should go next, and that they feel a “natural affinity” to the concept.
(See more from Adlon’s interview below.)
“We are so excited to get back to the roots of the show.
The characters that are so central to this show, they’re still there, and the show has always been about the journey, the journey of the characters, and we want to honor that, and keep the characters around,” Adler said.
The return of the core concept is an interesting one, considering that the series is known for its “Good Wife” twist endings, which have been popular with fans.
(For more on the finale twist, read our recap.)
“It’s a good way for us to keep the focus on the story and not really talk about any of the other stuff,” Adlonsaid.
“But it is kind of the same way we have always been.
It’s very important to keep that theme, the idea of the Good Wife.”
In the past, the writers of “The Great British Baking Show” and “The Twilight Zone” have worked with the actors and cast of “Good Time” and the series was a huge success with the show’s fans.
But the reunion has raised some eyebrows for some, since Groff has long been accused of being a sexist character and has been under fire for his handling of a rape allegation against Adlon.
In an interview with Variety, Groff said the allegations against him are “bullshit,” and he apologized to the show and its cast and crew in an interview published this week.
While the show will not be returning to the series that ran for seven seasons, Adlon and Groesers say they are committed to continuing the series and hope to keep working on it.
“It’s been a really fun ride for us.
I love it.
It feels like a really nice place to be,” Adlos said.