Donald Trump’s unexpected victory is causing the writers of CBS’s upcoming spinoff of their series, The Good Wife, to rewrite scenes that had Hillary Clinton winning the election.
Showrunners Robert and Michelle King of the spinoff series, The Good Fight, shared the first page of the script with Entertainment Weekly:
“Like most pollsters, we thought Hillary would win the Presidency, so we wrote scenes about Diane retiring from the law because she ‘broke every glass ceiling.’ Obviously, we needed to rewrite — on the eighth day of shooting.”
Christine Baranski will reprise her role as the strong-willed liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart on The Good Fight, which is described by the Kings as a “satire of the liberal mindset.” The first episode will now deal with her shell-shocked reaction to Trump’s inauguration instead of reveling in a Clinton victory.
Trump’s victory is forcing a lot of rewrites, including by the liberal media, which were preparing to dance on the GOP’s grave after they predicted Trump would lose in a landslide. Instead they find themselves analyzing the decimation of the Democratic Party.