Delroy Lino has joined the cast of the CBS All Access spinoff of “The Good Wife.” Lindo is set to play Robert Boseman, a lawyer who poaches Diane Lockhart’s associates and clients and threatens her ability to stay in business when Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, falls upon financial hard times.
“Boseman is a character who dominates every scene, intimidates every lawyer, and is beloved by every client. He needs to look like a Chicago lawyer, but have a Shakespearian facility with language, and Delroy Lindo was really the only actor who came to mind,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “Obviously, we always loved his work in ‘Get Shorty’ and ‘Clockers,’ but it really was his work in ‘Heist’ that jumps off the screen. It’s an incredible character he created and we are thrilled that Delroy agreed to come on board. Just thinking of his scenes with Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo makes us smile.”
Lindo is best known for his appearances in Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” and “Crooklyn.” Also noteworthy is his work in “Get Shorty,” “Clockers,” “Heist,” “The Cider House Rules” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
Lindo’s casting comes the day after it was announced that “Game of thrones” alum Rose Leslie would also join the cast. CBS is planning to stream the still-untitled spinoff, starring Baranski and Jumbo, exclusively on streaming service All Access following a premiere on the flagship CBS broadcast network in January. It will be the service’s first original scripted series.
Lindo is represented by APA.