A critique of Trump-era politics

Creators of The Good Fight try to stay as close as possible to the shifting political landscape and atypical presidency in the United States

The Good Fight follows the lives of liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, and the other brilliant attorneys at her Chicago firm.
The Good Fight follows the lives of liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, and the other brilliant attorneys at her Chicago firm. PHOTO: CBS STUDIOS

When Mr Donald Trump won the 2016 American presidential race, Robert and Michelle King - creators of legal and political drama The Good Fight - hastily rewrote their February 2017 pilot episode, which presupposed a win by his opponent, Mrs Hillary Clinton.

Her loss threw production into a tailspin as the Kings course-corrected so their protagonist, liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), could react to the victory of the conservative Mr Trump.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2019, with the headline 'A critique of Trump-era politics'. Subscribe