It’s official, as you can see in the tweet below from CBS, posted just moments ago.
It was over the weekend when it was announced that CBS was considering spinning off the critically-acclaimed legal drama series, “The Good Wife,” which just ended its run after seven seasons. But, as we can now report, it’s not necessarily the end of all the characters that fans have grown with over that time period.
“The Good Wife” will indeed get a spinoff with newcomer Cush Jumbo (as Lucca Quinn) and veteran of the series Christine Baranski (reprising her role as Diane Lockhart) starring!
— CBS Television (@CBS) May 18, 2016
CBS says that the new series will premiere in the spring of 2017, and will pick up one year after the events from the finale episode of “The Good Wife.”
The series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. Following “Star Trek,” it will be the second original series developed specifically for CBS All Access. So CBS is serious about its streaming platform, creating content specifically for it, putting it in direct competition with bigger players in the space.
Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of “The Good Wife,” will co-create and executive produce the spinoff with Phil Alden Robinson (“Field of Dreams”).
Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, and Brooke Kennedy also serving as executive producers.
Details on plot aren’t available at this time. Although I’m sure fans will speculate.