The Good Wife fans have something to rejoice as the series is expected to drop a spinoff in February 2017 on CBS before moving to CBS All Access exclusively. The Good Wife spinoff was earlier expected to be released in spring.
The Good Wife follow up series comes along with the highly anticipated “Star Trek: Discovery,” which is slated to bow in May. The new Star Trek drama was originally scheduled for January.
Robert and Michelle King co-wrote the opening episode of the 10-episode The Good Wife with Phil Alden Robinson and will be the show’s full-time showrunners and executive producers henceforth, the Deadline reported. The duo has been busy with the summer CBS series, ‘BrainDead,’ which is not likely to return for a second season.
Meanwhile, Robinson will serve as the executive producer of the series for the first episode only, without any further involvement.
According to a report by the TV Line, The Good Wife spinoff will continue from one year after the events in the May 8 finale. The series starring Christine Baranski (Diane) and Cush Jumbo (Lucca), will introduce new characters as the story progresses. Michelle King recently hinted that while Julianna Margulies currently has no plans to return, fans might see Alicia.
“The quality of The Good Wife has always rivaled anything on television and we’re excited to tell more stories with some of the brilliant characters Robert and Michelle King created,” the TV Line quoted David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, as saying.
There will be several characters from the original series, which will include veteran actor Michael J. Fox. Fox, 55, played the role of a lawyer who suffers from a neuro-biological sickness, the Game N Guide reported. The ‘Back to the Future’ star has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in real life and the character he plays in The Good Wife has been crafted just for him.