CBS has confirmed that it has ordered a spinoff of “The Good Wife” for digital service CBS All Access. CBS Corp. Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves announced the series order Wednesday at the CBS upfront presentation in New York.
Variety reported last week that CBS was in final negotiations for the series, which will star actresses Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo.
“Good Wife” co-creators and exec producers Robert and Michelle King will executive produce the still untitled spinoff and write the pilot, but are not expected to serve as showrunners. The series is one of two originals slated for the streaming service next year. Word about the spinoff surfaced following the the series finale of “The good Wife” May 8.
Baranski starred on all seven seasons of “The Good Wife.” Jumbo, a British actress, joined the series in its final season.
Moonves has previously said that his goal is to have three to four original series on the $6-a-month All Access service every season.
The Kings also have an offbeat horror dramedy, “BrainDead,” set to debut on CBS broadcast June 13. The show stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a young woman who gets a job on Capitol Hill only to discover that zombies are eating the brains of many in Congress.
David Zucker and Ridley Scott will serve as executive producers on both “BrainDead” as well as “The Good Wife” spinoff.