“The Good Wife” has ended its run after seven seasons, but it’s not necessarily the end of the characters that fans have grown with over that time period, because CBS is considering spinning off the critically-acclaimed legal drama.
Should it move forward, the spinoff will live solely on CBS All Access, the network’s streaming platform, and will star long-time cast member Christine Baranski and relative newcomer Cush Jumbo, who joined the “Good Wife” cast in the show’s seventh and final season.
“Good Wife” co-creators/exec producers Robert and Michelle King would co-write the project and serve as executive producers but not as showrunners.
Cush Jumbo is a British actress and writer of stage and screen, receiving an Olivier nomination in 2012 as Mark Antony in an all-female cast of Julius Caesar. Much of the work she’s done has been TV in the UK. Stateside, her “big break” came when she was cast to play attorney Lucca Quinn in the seventh season of “The Good Wife.”
The actress, who was also previously seen in BBC’s “Torchwood,” told The Guardian that she “is more comfortable with the relative anonymity of theatre,” with no real aspirations for Hollywood fame.
This would be the second original scripted series that would go specifically to CBS’ All Access streaming platform. A “Star Trek” series reboot is already in the works, as previously reported on this blog.