Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard has booked a guest-starring role on The Good Wife, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Izzard will play Abbott Thrush, an upper-class English barrister brought in to fight Lockhart/Gardner in a libel case that finds its way into British court.

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"Eddie Izzard has the one thing we're always looking for: enormous talent with both comedy and drama," co-creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King said. "We couldn't be more excited to have him on the show!"

The Kings are already leaving the door open for Izzard to reprise his role in the future. "At this point he's only in one episode. But folks do have a way of returning...," they said.

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Also guest-starring in the upcoming season: House alum Lisa Edelstein, and Kelli Giddish, who will return for at least one episode as Kalinda's old friend, Sophia.

Izzard will next star in Syfy's Treasure Island, opposite Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland, and last appeared in Showtime's United States of Tara.

Season 3 of The Good Wife premieres on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on CBS.