The Good Wife is getting its spin-off!

CBS announced on Wednesday that a Christine Baranski-led spin-off has officially been given the go ahead and will premiere on CBS All Access in the next TV season. The new series will focus on Baranski's character Diane Lockhart and Cush Jumbo's Lucca Quinn, who joined the mothership show in its seventh season.

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"Our original programming strategy for CBS All Access is data-driven and focused on exclusive, premium content that will continue to expand the value of our service to subscribers," said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Digital Media in a statement "The Good Wife is consistently one of our most-watched series across digital platforms, and this new series, with the incredible storytellers and marquee talent that have signed on, is a perfect addition to CBS All Access's premium original programming slate."

The Good Wife ended with Diane slapping Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and implicitly ending their agreement to start an all female law firm Lockhard, Florrick & Associates. However, the spin-off could see Diane continuing that dream with Lucca instead. The spin-off will also have to address the fallout of Diane's discovery that her husband Kurt (Gary Cole) allegedly had an affair. No other original cast members have been confirmed at this time.

The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King are set to executive produce the series with Phil Alden Robinson. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer and Brooke Kennedy will also serve as executive producers The spin-off will join Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series on CBS' digital streaming network and premiere after the sci-fi epic's January 2017 release.

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