The show filmed two versions of the pilot due to the unexpected outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. As the production had erroneously assumed that Hillary Clinton would be a shoo-in, a second version was shot with Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) staring incredulously at her television screen as the announcement that Donald J. Trump had become the 45th President of the United States.

Unlike its predecessor series, The Good Wife (2009), this series from CBS All Access provides ample "premium sensibility," in that the F word and partial nudity are permissible where appropriate.

The southern France sequences in season one were filmed on Long Island, New York during January 2017.