So far, it’s been revealed the untitled drama will feature Good Wife characters Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo).
When asked about the story of the spin-off, Robert King said “it’s different enough”:
It’s a different enough story so it doesn’t seem like Good Wife the sequel. Christine Baranski’s character is a very unique person on her own right, someone who broke the glass ceiling and isn’t sure whether she should just rest on her laurels or go for the next achievement.”
Later, he added both him and Michelle will not be writing the first episode. Instead, showrunner Phil Robinson will:
We’re kind of guiding it and getting it going, and hopefully infusing the spirit of The Good Wife into it.
I don’t feel like we’ve completely handed it off. Phil Robinson is such a talent and is bringing so many good ideas to it that no, it actually feels sort of like a gift.”
The Kings are currently running the new CBS dramedy BrainDead, which premieres June 13th on CBS.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Good Wife? Will you watch the spin-off series?