The spinoff will star Christine Baranski who will reprise her role as the beloved Diane Lockhart, the role which earned her six Emmy Award nominations. Baranski will be joined by fan-favorite Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, along with the introduction of new characters as the story evolves. Note: Baranski was married to All My Children star Matthew Cowles for more than 20 years, until his death in 2014.
The series will be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, making it the second original series developed specifically for CBS All Access, following “Star Trek.”
CBS Studios International will distribute the series globally for television and multiple platforms.
Robert & 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), as well as Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer and Brooke Kennedy also serving as executive producers. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions.
“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, President, CBS Television Studios.
“Our original programming strategy for CBS All Access is data-driven and focused on exclusive, premium content that will continue to expand the value of our service to subscribers,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Digital Media. “The Good Wife is consistently one of our most-watched series across digital platforms, and this new series, with the incredible storytellers and marquee talent that have signed on, is a perfect addition to CBS All Access’s premium original programming slate.”
Since The Good Wife on debuted Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, it was one of the most acclaimed shows on television. It was named AFI’s Television Show of the year twice, won a Peabody Award, a Television Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, a Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama, garnered two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, and three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series - Drama. Across all categories, the series won five Emmy Awards and received 39 Emmy Award nominations.