The Good Fight: 15 Characters You Should Know

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We FINALLY have the Diane Lockhart spin off we've dreamed of since The Good Wife premiered in 2009.

Diane Lockhart has everything -- intelligence, wit, class, beauty, and a killer fashion sense.

Although Diane will be the main character, The Good Fight will have a lot of other faces you'll recognize from The Good Wife. As well as some new characters for you to fall in love with.

So keep reading to see which of your old favorites made the cut and meet the new faces that are sure to become favorites.

If you have time and want to start from the beginning, you can watch The Good Wife via TV Fanatic.

Don't forget – The Good Fight premieres on CBS All Access February 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET.

1. Diane Lockhart

Diane Lockhart
Portrayed by the brilliant Christine Baranski, she's an old face, but she's also a GREAT face. When we first met Diane she was the sole female partner at Stern, Lockhart, Gardner. Though it was an old boys club, she held her own. She's fierce and demands respect. She's passionate about her political beliefs but also diplomatic and rational. When we last saw her, she was reeling from betrayals at the hands of her husband and colleague. At the beginning of The Good Fight she suffers another blow, but that won't stop the Diane we know and love. She will rise. She always does.

2. Maia Rindell

Maia Rindell
Rose Leslie (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones) plays Maia, Diane's goddaughter. She's an attorney as well and is involved in the financial blow Diane suffers on The Good Fight series premiere. Maia and her parents are the unofficial First Family of Chicago.

3. Lucca Quinn

Lucca Quinn
Cush Jumbo joined The Good Wife in it's last season. She met Alicia in bond court, impressed her with her fearless approach to law, and the two started their own firm. Last we saw Lucca she was questioning Diane's husband in a less than gentle manner. On The Good Fight she's working for one of Chicago's pre-eminent law firms when Diane comes looking for a job.

4. Kurt McVeigh

Kurt McVeigh
Kurt, played by Gary Cole, is an ultra Conservative ballistics expert and Diane's husband. He meets Diane when he agrees to be a witness on one of her cases. They have an on-again, off-again relationship before finally marrying in season 5. When we last saw him he was having his dirty laundry aired in court by Lucca.

5. Adrian Boseman

Adrian Boseman
Delroy Lindo (Gone In 60 Seconds, Ransom, Heist) plays Adrian Boseman, an attorney from a premiere Chicago law firm who competes with Diane. Intimating to most but beloved by his clients, Adrian is sure to be a formidable foe to our favorite Chicago attorneys.

6. Marissa Gold

Marissa Gold
Sarah Steele is AWESOME as Marissa Gold. She joined The Good Wife in season 2 and charmed us immediately. She gets her sharp wit and sarcasm from her dad, Eli Gold played by Alan Cumming, who I'm praying makes at least one appearance on the spin off. On The Good Fight she'll act as Diane's secretary before turning her talents to investigation.

7. Collin Morello

Collin Morello
There's just something about Justin Bartha (The Hangover) that is so dreamy. On The Good Fight he'll play Collin Morello, a stand out in the State's Attorney's office and Chicago's most eligible bachelor. He'll also serve as a rival and potential love interest for Lucca.

8. Barbara Kolstad

Barbara Kolstad
Portrayed by Erica Tazel (Justified), Barbara is a new face about which we don't have much information. What we do know is she's an attorney at a law firm (maybe even a founding partner) where Diane ends up working. I have no doubt she'll be as strong, confident and intelligent as the other incredible women on this show.

9. Elsbeth Tascioni

Elsbeth Tascioni
How does one describe the wonder that is Elsbeth Tascioni? She's quirky, forgetful, and random; enduring, intelligent and complimentary. She comes off as spacy, even incompetent but that couldn't be further from the truth. This woman is brilliant. She proved it many times on The Good Wife and I guarantee we'll see it on The Good Fight.

10. Lenore Rindell

Lenore Rindell
Bernadette Peters (The Jerk, Annie) portrays Maia's mother and the unofficial First Lady of Chicago. She's a financial whiz who comes from a tough, working class background.

11. David Lee

David Lee
David Lee is a fantastic attorney and very important man, just ask him. He's a premiere divorce attorney in Chicago and thinks he's a big shot because he brings in a lot of money. He's annoying, unless he's on your side, but he also has moments where he's pretty diabolical. Nonetheless, he definitely shakes things up and keeps characters on their toes.

12. Henry Rindell

Henry Rindell
Paul Guifoyle (CSI) plays Maia's father, a wealthy business man beloved by the residents of Chicago. He's at the head of the financial blow Diane suffers in the series premiere.

13. Viola Walsh

Viola Walsh
Rita Wilson (Now and Then, Runaway Bride, the real life Mrs. Tom Hanks) plays Viola Walsh, a clever, cunning attorney who often goes toe-to-toe with Diane. Hailing from the west coast, she shows up from time to time, looking flawless and throwing out some great sass but ultimately ends up losing to Diane.

14. Howard Lyman

Howard Lyman
Oh Howard. He refuses to retire despite the fact that he spends most days sleeping in his office sans pants. Said afternoon naps even lead to a sexual harassment lawsuit on The Good Wife. When we last saw him he was getting married to love Jackie and milking his equity partnership interest in the firm.

15. Mike Kresteva

Mike Kresteva
Matthew Perry (if you don't know he's from FRIENDS, what rock have you been living under?) portrays Mike Kresteva. When we first met him he was an infuriating foe to The Good Wife's protaganist. When we last saw him he was getting punched in a men's bathroom so yeah -- not much changed. I wonder how he'll appear on The Good Fight.

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The Good Fight Quotes

Wackner: Be my law clerk.
Marissa: What, no. I have a job.
Wackner: Work here, part-time, full-time, your call. Flat flee, 10% of all the legal filings, unlimited use of the copy machines.
Marissa: Your honor, this is not a court. I don’t know what it is, but it’s…
Wackner: The future. Come on, be here.
Marissa: I can’t. I have a job. I want to pass the bar. I want to be a real lawyer.
Wackner: You know why all these people are here? Because the courts and the lawyers and the appeals have made justice unattainable, out of reach to anyone who doesn’t have a shitload of money to wait it out. That’s why Exxon beats out Mr. Nobody. Read Kafka’s “Before the Law.”
Marissa: Now I’ve got homework.
Wackner: It’s one page long. Don’t be a philistine. Justice is only just if it’s available to everyone.

Bad things happen to good people.

Diane