‘The Good Wife’ Spinoff Starring Christine Baranski Heading To CBS All Access
Christine Baranski is set to star in a spinoff of The Good Wife, which will center on her character Diane Lockhart.
The Good Wife Spinoff
CBS confirmed during its upfront presentation to advertisers that The Good Wife would be getting its much-anticipated spinoff. At the event in New York City Wednesday it was revealed that the spinoff would star Baranski as Diane, and that it would air on CBS All Access, the network’s subscription-only streaming company.
“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,” said David Stapf, the president of CBS Television Studios.
The Good Wife spinoff, in addition to Baranski, will also return Cush Jumbo, whose Lucca Quinn character quickly became a fan favorite after her introduction in the seventh and penultimate season of he show. The untitled spinoff will pick up a year following the events of The Good Wife‘s finale.
Robert and Michelle King, the creators of The Good Wife, have agreed to write the first episode of the CBS All Access series, and will also serve as executive producers. However, they will not remain onboard as showrunners.