Good Wife Baranski Spin-Off Planned

A spin-off of CBS’ acclaimed “The Good Wife” is in the works with creators Robert and Michelle King in negotiations to write and executive produce the first episode.

The new series will center on Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and newer addition Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) and is expected to garner a straight-to-series order.

Interestingly enough this is NOT for the main network but rather for CBS’ $5.99-per-month All Access digital subscription service – the second major original series being crafted for the service alongside the Bryan Fuller-produced “Star Trek” series.

Though they’re involved in the pilot, the King’s will not run the series. Whatever happens it’ll likely take place after the infamous closing moments of the series the other week which saw Lockhart slapping Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and seemingly ending that friendship once and for all.

The series would hopefully allow for the return of high-profile side characters from the main series as well including Lockhart’s husband Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole).

Source: Variety