'The Good Wife' series ending possible, Julianna Margulies drops 'jobless' quote
"The Good Wife" cast member Michael J. Fox (L) speaks at a ceremony where actress Julianna Margulies (R) receives a star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles May 1, 2015. Reuters/Phil McCarten

On Feb. 7, 2016, during a Super Bowl commercial, CBS made the official announcement that “The Good Wife” was going off the air after seven seasons. Although the news left fans sad, there are rumours that a spinoff may be in the works.

Us Magazine writes that the series’ creators, spouses Robert and Michelle King, recently shared that the Emmy-winning drama may have a spinoff in the future. The Kings said that there are no definite plans at the moment regarding a follow-up, although they are open to the idea of a new series with a supporting character, which may take on a bigger role.

The show’s creators mentioned that Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) or Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) are potential picks to star in a spinoff show. Julianna Margulies is the main star of the original show, taking on the role of lawyer Alicia Florrick, since it began in 2009.

"What would be fun is if you could find a way to spin off [a cast member] that wasn't at the center stage of ‘The Good Wife’ because all of those characters, we wished we had more time with. This show has always been geared around the Alicia character. I guess what would be appealing is pursuing a different ensemble,” said Robert King.

TVLine also notes that Cary (Matt Czuchry) or Diane (Christine Baranski) may also potentially be the focus of an offshoot series. Michelle King said during a conference call earlier in February 2016 that nothing is off the table in the meantime. Robert added that it would be fun to focus on a different character whom they wish they had more time with in the original series. Considering how Alicia was always at the center, it would be appealing to pursue a new ensemble.

There is still no official date when a “The Good Wife” spinoff will launch, if at all, but Robert King mentioned that the show’s infrastructure in New York is one good reason to begin the project as soon as possible. They would not want to lose the setup due to delays.

More updates and details on “The Good Wife” and its potential spinoff are expected soon.

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