The Good Wife is getting an infusion of all sorts of new stuff for season seven. Not only will there be new faces, but Alicia Florrick will have some new digs. Series star Julianna Margulies took to Facebook to share the first look at Alicia's new in-home office. Guess that door desk wasn't going to work out for her…and is that a new wig atop her head?
One detail you may not notice when you watch the show: a very special photo on Alicia's desk. Margulies shared the photo on Facebook and explained it's her real-life grandmother. "She was one of the first to graduate NYU Law School in 1924," she wrote. "What an inspiration."
As for the new hair, well, it's not directly mentioned, but Margulies told David Letterman they get a new hair piece for her every year. She explained, "we get a new wig every season, because they need to be changed or whatever...You have to freshen it up, and she [Alicia Florrick] has different haircuts sometimes, too."
In addition to a new office, Alicia is getting some new friends. Well, as close as friends as Alicia gets. Jeffrey Dean Morgan will play Alex, a seasoned investigator she hires. He'll be a series regular on the CBS drama. Will he be more than just a colleague/employee?
"We'll see. I don't know. I've been told a little bit of my character's background. I know that there's a lot of speculation that there might be some possible romance thing happening," Morgan told E! News' Marc Malkin at San Diego Comic-Con while promoting Extant. "And I know Julianna and I'll be happy to jump into that arena with her. So we'll see what happens."
Viewers will also meet Margo Martindale's Willa Eastman, a campaign strategist who gets involved with Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) to help him with his presidential bid. She'll have plenty of scenes with Alan Cumming's Eli Gold.
"Every year we look for a character and an actor who can go toe to toe with Eli Gold and make him blink," executive producers Robert and Michelle King said in a statement. "So we were thrilled when Margo Martindale agreed to play Willa Eastman. Her ability to mix comedy and drama is unparalleled. And we can't wait to see how Margo and Alan deal with each other."
Cush Jumbo will also recur during the upcoming season seven. The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi exited the series at the end of season six and Matthew Goode will not return as a series regular.
The Good Wife returns to CBS on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m.