Michael Ealy, last seen on ABC’s cancelled “FlashForward,” has joined the cast of CBS’ critically-acclaimed series “The Good Wife,” according to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello.
The Silver Spring native and Springbrook High School grad will play Derrick Bond, head of the D.C. firm that’s merging with Will and Diane’s cash-strapped Lockhart & Gardner — run by Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Will Gardner (Josh Charles).
The casting breakdown describes Derrick as a “casual, soft-spoken attorney whose egalitarian beliefs seem at odds with Will and Diane’s self-serving practices. However, under his pleasant and unassuming exterior, he has a steel-trap mind and can outmaneuver his most cunning adversaries and/or associates. Deeply impressed with Alicia’s quiet competence, he becomes her newest mentor.”
Ealy is due to star in at least 10 episodes of “The Good Wife’s” forthcoming second season.
The show stars Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the wife of a disgraced state attorney caught in a cheating scandal. Having put her dreams on hold for years to be the good wife, she resumes her law career and becomes a junior litigator at her friend Will’s firm Lockhart & Gardner.
Toward the end of last season, it was revealed that Alicia and Will may have been romantically involved in law school.
Below, a clip from episode 5 “Crash”: Alicia and Will stay late at the office and talk.