Homeland star Mandy Patinkin joins The Good Fight for season 5

Photo credit: Kent Smith
Photo credit: Kent Smith

From Digital Spy

The Good Fight's fifth season has nabbed the talents of Homeland favourite Mandy Patinkin.

According to The Wrap, the 68-year-old will portray a character named Hal Wackner, who spontaneously decides to open a court in the back of a copy shop despite having no official legal training under his belt.

However, the court catches on to what he's up to, and the Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart team find themselves contending with judgments that mean nothing legally, though are honoured by much of the entertained public.

Photo credit: Showtime
Photo credit: Showtime

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In a joint statement, The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King said of Patinkin's casting: "We are the biggest fans of Mandy's stage, screen, and now YouTube work, so we couldn't be more excited for him to play Wackner.

"We only worry that he'll have less time to do his fantastic work on YouTube."

Photo credit: CBS - Channel 4
Photo credit: CBS - Channel 4

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Meanwhile, Robert previously weighed in on season 4's crazy finale involving the late Jeffrey Epstein's cryogenically frozen body parts.

"Jeffrey had said in interviews that he wanted to save his brain and his penis," he explained.

"It's a play on Citizen Kane, but instead of Rosebud being a sled it's a frozen penis. It's a comment on how [much] society has changed."

The Good Fight airs on CBS All Access.

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