'The Good Wife' finally has some good news -- make that "goode" news. Matthew Goode, who plays State’s Attorney prosecutor Finn Polmar, has been promoted to a series regular on the CBS legal drama.
The news seems pretty fast seeing as Goode made his debut on last Sunday's shockingly memorable episode, but, as series co-creator Robert King told TVLine, the plan to have Goode was put into place with the news that Josh Charles would be exiting the series.
"Josh created a great jolt of male energy in the show. We wanted an equivalent jolt once we knew Josh was leaving," King said. "So no matter what way Josh was leaving the show, we knew we needed to get more male energy."
So it wasn't a coincidence that Goode's first appearance happened in the episode that found Charles' Will Gardner meeting his demise. In the episode, Goode's Finn Polmar, a hotshot prosecutor, was facing off against Will when Will's client, Jeffrey Grant (Hunter Parrish), opened fire. Polmar survived the shootout, while trying to help Will. This Sunday's episode, entitled "The Last Call," will explore how everyone is dealing with Will's death, and sets the stage for what happens next for Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies).
Goode, who's English, is known for his roles in the feature films 'Leap Year,' 'Watchmen' and 'Match Point.'
'The Good Wife' airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.