Good Wife Spinoff Sets February Premiere as Robert and Michelle King Formally Take Showrunner Reins

Michael Ausiello

Attention, Good Wife fans: Court will reconvene in early 2017.

The in-the-works Good Wife spinoff — starring Christine Baranski (Diane) and Cush Jumbo (Lucca) — will launch earlier than expected — this February — on CBS, before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.

The move comes in conjunction with CBS’ decision to push the launch of Star Trek: Discovery from January to May.

Additionally, Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King will formally serve as showrunners on the offshoot. Meanwhile, Phil Alden Robinson — who co-wrote the premiere episode with the Kings — will not be involved with the series beyond Episode 1.

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With the Kings once again fully immersed in all things Good Wife, it’s probably safe to assume their CBS passion project BrainDeadwhich wrapped its first season last Sunday — will not be back for a second season.

As previously reported, the spinoff will pick up one year after Diane KO’d Alicia in last May’s Good Wife series finale. And although Julianna Margulies isn’t currently set to appear, Michelle King recently hinted that “we might see Alicia.”

“It’ll be fun to build [the company] anew,” Michelle shared, adding that the currently untitled series will likely feature other familiar faces beyond Diane and Lucca. “But also,” King added, “the thinking is new characters.”

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