The beauty of spin-offs is the fact that they afford a network newfound opportunities to explore characters who previously spent their time exclusively on the sidelines. We've seen this happen in the Arrow-verse, as well as AMC's Breaking Bad universe with the advent of Better Call Saul. Now it seems that the upcoming spin-off of The Good Wife (aptly titled The Good Fight) will explore one of the original series' most popular characters, as the legal drama will bring Carrie Preston's Elsbeth Tascioni back into the fray.
A new report from TVLine confirms that Carrie Preston is currently slated to return as Elsbeth Tascioni in the upcoming spin-off of The Good Wife. Although the details regarding the exact nature of her involvement remain somewhat vague at this point, the report indicates that the quirky lawyer will definitely return for a multi-episode arc during the upcoming offshoot of the popular series. The character was actually supposed to appear during the final season of The Good Wife, but her obligations to another series prevented that from panning out.
Carrie Preston's portrayal of the character has become absolutely iconic in the years since she debuted on The Good Wife. Fans flocked to the lovable Elsbeth, and the Emmys even recognized her in 2013 by awarding her with an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Check out a clip from The Good Wife below for an awesome reminder of how much you love Elsbeth Tascioni:
If The Good Fight can deliver more scenes like that, then I think it's safe to say that we will definitely watch the upcoming spin-off.
Fans of The Good Wife will undoubtedly be pleased to learn that Ms. Tascioni is going to make a return to the small screen. As one of the more bizarre individuals on the CBS legal drama, the character made herself instantly endearing with her socially stunted personality and oddball quirks. During the course of The Good Wife's run, The Huffington Post even called her "the most brilliantly complex lawyer on television." With such high praise from the overall fan base, it will be an absolute treat to watch her arc play out on The Good Fight.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the upcoming debut of The Good Fight as new details become available. The Good Wife spin-off will premiere on Sunday, February 19 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS and CBS All Access. For more information related to all of the most highly anticipated spring television debuts, make sure to check out our comprehensive midseason premiere guide and fill out your TV viewing schedules accordingly!