The verdict has been announced: The Good Wife will get a spinoff!
The new series, set to premiere in the spring of 2017, will pick up one year after the events from the finale episode of The Good Wife.
Christine Baranski will reprise the beloved Diane Lockhart, a role which earned her six Emmy Award nominations. She will be joined by fan-favorite Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn.
The series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. Following Star Trek, it will be the second original series developed specifically for CBS All Access.
Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of The Good Wife, will co-create and executive produce the spinoff with Phil Alden Robinson (“Field of Dreams”), with Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, and Brooke Kennedy also serving as executive producers.
Since The Good Wife debuted in 2009, it was one of the most acclaimed shows on television. It was named AFI’s Television Show of the year twice, won a Peabody Award, a Television Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, a Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama, garnered two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, and three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama. Across all categories, the series won five Emmy Awards and received 39 Emmy Award nominations.