WASHINGTON — Robert and Michelle King, the co-creators of “The Good Fight,” say that the third season of the show will delve into “how entertainment is often the enemy.”
“We have a plan [for season three] which is that one of the problems in the world is entertainment,” Robert King tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM’s political channel POTUS. “One of the problems we have in politics, and where we are in the country, is facts have been rejected and truth has been rejected for a good narrative. The show gets very meta in looking at way the law participates in storytelling as a way to ignore the truth.”
He adds, “The best storytellers draw you closer to the truth. The worst storytellers keep reasserting lies. I know that sounds esoteric — I hope it will be entertaining. But it is really about how entertainment is often the enemy.”
They aren’t sharing many details, but it is a fitting theme given the current political environment and the current occupant of the White House.
The debut episode of “The Good Fight” featured Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) upset over Trump’s election and inauguration, and current events have given them ideas for storylines ever since. In season two, Diane’s firm believes it may have acquired the Trump “golden showers” tape, and goes on a quest to try to authenticate it.