“The Good Wife” spin-off is officially happening with Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo.
At its upfront presentation in New York, it was announced that the follow-up to the recently ending legal drama had been given straight-to-series order by the network’s subscription-only streaming company CBS All Access, reported Ace Showbiz.
The spin-off will center on Diane Lockhart (Baranski) and Lucca Quinn (Jumbo), the latter of which just joined the show in the seventh and final season of the flagship series.
There will be new characters and the story will pick up one year after the events in “The Good Wife” finale.
“The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King will co-write the first episode and serve as executive producers for the spin-off, but will not run the new series.
Other executive producers are Phil Alden Robinson, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Brooke Kennedy and Liz Glotzer.
“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 CBS Television Studios president David Stapf.
“The Good Wife” spin-off is set for a spring 2017 debut.