“The Good Wife” called it quits after its seventh season.
Series creators Robert and Michelle King announced they would exit the show this May after the current season of the CBS court room drama series, USA Today reported.
CBS programming chief Glenn Geller said earlier the departure of the husband-and-wife duo would not influence whether the show would continue for another season. This is because many of the series stars’ contracts, including Julianna Margulies, are due to expire this year. This further fuelled speculation about the fate of the series, USA Today noted.
Robert King said when he started the show, he had the idea that it would only go 13 episodes because that is the only thing they have done before. However, when the series caught the attention of viewers, they had to rethink their direction.
“We had to think ahead and that’s when we started thinking in terms of what was the full story we wanted to tell and how long we wanted to tell it,” King said.
Meanwhile, Michelle King revealed to Entertainment Weekly that “nothing is off the table” as of yet when it comes to the possibility of a spinoff.
“Nothing is formal but we are not saying no to anything. What would be appealing is if we could find a way to spinoff an ensemble. We wished we had more time to explore other lives [of their supporting characters],” Mr. King added.
The Kings were unwilling to offer spoilers on the remaining episodes of season seven, but hinted they would like to see some characters to return in the series including private investigators Robyn Burdine (Jess Weixler) and Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole). On whether fans will see Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) once more, Variety quoted Mrs. King said: “Kalinda went off deliberately to disappear. It wouldn’t make any sense for her to come back.”
She added that their plans for the storyline of “The Good Wife” has not changed even now that they are writing towards the series finale.
The final episode of “The Good Wife” season seven will air on May 8.