As a result of the decision to shift Star Trek: Discovery to May 2017, CBS All Access’ as-yet untitled The Good Wife spin-off, starring Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo, will now premiere in February; with the two shows essentially swapping launch windows.
Like Star Trek: Discovery, the Good Wife spin-off will initially premiere on the CBS network, before shifting the CBS All Access as an exclusive series for the rest of its run. The series has received an order for ten episodes for its freshman season. While nothing has been confirmed, the premiere episode is expected to air on CBS during the February sweeps.
Very little plot information has been revealed about this spin-off, other than the fact that it will pick up some 12 months after the events depicted in the series finale of The Good Wife. Christine Beranski reprises her role as Diane Lockhart, the senior partner of the law firm which featured (under several different names) throughout The Good Wife. Cush Jumbo who starred in season seven as Lucca Quinn, will also star in the spin-off.
After initially stating that they would not be involved in the day-to-day running of the spin-off, The Good Wife co-creators Robert and Michelle King have now signed on to serve as showrunners and executive producers. They succeed original showrunner Phil Alden Robinson, who penned the pilot script alongside the Kings. CBS Television Studios is producing in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer and Brooke Kennedy will also executive produce.