Michael Ealy is going to court.
The FlashForward alumnus is joining the cast of TV’s The Good Wife this fall as the head of the D.C. firm that’s merging with Lockhart & Gardner.
Ealy’s character is described as a “casual, soft-spoken attorney whose egalitarian beliefs [clash] with Will (Josh Charles) and Diane’s (Emmy nominee Christine Baranski) self-serving practices.
Too boot, “under his pleasant and unassuming exterior, he has a steel-trap mind and can outmaneuver his most cunning adversaries and/or associates, “ and, “deeply impressed with Alicia’s (Emmy frontrunner – IMHO – Julianna Margulies) quiet competence, he becomes her newest mentor.”
The actor has signed on for at least 10 episodes of the show‘s second season.
Update: On a related note, Friday Night Lights’ Scott Porter is also joining the show as a professional and quite likely personal foil to the deliciously mysterious Kalinda (Emmy nominee Archie Panjabi).
Like Ealy, he is expected to stick around for about 10 episodes.
Porter better bring his best to the role. Kalinda, as played by Panjabi, could eat him up shoes and all....