Blanchard will play "a fair-minded assistant state's attorney who looks more like an indie-band drummer than a lawyer," who will befriend new guy on the block Cary (Matt Czuchry). Sarandon will play a cantankerous judge.
"The Good Wife" stars Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as "a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce as a defense attorney after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail," according to press notes. The series also co-stars Tony and Emmy winner Christine Baranski.
Blanchard received a Tony nomination for playing the title character in the 2003 revival of Gypsy and a 2001 Emmy Award for portraying a young Judy Garland in the ABC miniseries "Me and My Shadows." She will appear in the upcoming film adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Rabbit Hole." Other screen credits include "Empire State," "Cadillac Records," "Sybil," "The Good Shepard," "We Were the Mulvaneys" and "Guiding Light."
Sarandon's stage credits include Cyrano de Bergerac, The Light in the Piazza, Nick & Nora, Censored Scenes from King Kong, Two Gentlemen from Verona, The Rothschilds, The Devil's Disciple and The Woods. He received an Oscar nomination for "Dog Day Afternoon"; other screen credits include "The Princess Bride," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Child's Play" and "Loggerheads."