Panjabi played Kalinda Sharma, the in-house private investigator for law firm Stern, Lockhart, Gardner, on the CBS drama. She left the series in 2015.
When asked about appearing on the The Good Wife spinoff series, Panjabi said she’d have to think about it:
Truthfully I haven’t even thought about that this juncture … who knows? I don’t know, to tell you the truth. Like I said, when I unzipped the boots, I knew it was the right time, so I’d have to sit and think about that.”
She did tease that she wears some very familiar knee-high boots in her new role on NBC’s Blindspot:
I loved Kalinda, I had such a great time on it, it’s something that’s very special to me. And I’m so thrilled to be on another show. In terms of anything that happened on ‘The Good Wife,’ I think it’s only respectful for it to stay on ‘The Good Wife.” It was time for me, for many reasons, to unzip the boots and step into another show, but I can tell you for those of you who miss the boots, I do wear a pair of knee-high boots on ‘Blindspot.’”
So far, Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King have revealed that the CBS All Access spinoff will feature Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo).
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Good Wife? Would you like to see Kalinda in the spinoff?