Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald is joining “The Good Fight” Season 2 as a series regular. Pictured: Actress attends “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” premiere at SVA Theater on April 18, 2017. Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris

Audra McDonald is taking her “The Good Wife” character, Liz Lawrence to its spinoff, “The Good Fight.”

McDonald is reprising her role from “The Good Wife” in “The Good Fight” Season 2, Entertainment Tonight reported. McDonald is joining the cast as a series regular along with Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha. Her casting was announced on Tuesday, during CBS’ Summer Television Critics Association press tour.

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“We’re thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of ‘The Good Fight’,” executive producers Robert and Michelle King said. “After seeing her facility with both comedy and drama, we were dying for the chance to work with her again. Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character she developed in the fourth season of ‘The Good Wife.’”

The Hollywood Reporter noted that McDonald joined “The Good Wife” Season 4 as a guest. She was Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) “nemesis” during their days at Georgetown law school. The pair met again in the courtroom when Alicia decided to return to the workforce as a litigator.

Alicia was a stay-at-home mom for 13 years, but when her husband, Peter (Chris Noth), the Cook County State’s Attorney, went to jail for public sex and political corruption scandal, she decided to practice her profession to provide for her children’s needs. She was hoping to have female friends in her field of work after being inactive for years, only to meet McDonald’s in the courtroom against her.

McDonald only appeared in the series in one episode, but she will be giving the audience more stories about Liz in “The Good Fight” Season 2, where she will be revealed as Adrian Boseman’s (Delroy Lindo) ex-wife. In the upcoming season, they will be dealing with their unresolved issues.

Meanwhile, Michael Boatman and Nyambi Nyambi were also promoted to series regular in “The Good Fight” Season 2. In fact, the producers already have plans for Boatman’s character Julius Cain. “We love the idea of an African-American conservative who finds it harder and harder given the partisan nature of the law firm and where it’s headed,” Michelle told THR.

Are you happy that McDonald is joining “The Good Wife” spin-off? Watch her in “The Good Fight” Season 2 when it returns on CBS All Access in 2018.