Could The Good Wife spinoff feature a Kalinda surprise?
One week after production began in New York City on The Good Fight, which will focus on Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo), ET was with former Good Wife star Archie Panjabi on the set of Blindspot to get the scoop on a possible cameo.
“You never know, you never know,” the 44-year-old actress told ET in the Big Apple on Monday. “I mean, right now, probably not because I’m working [on Blindspot]. But if there's anything I’ve learned in this business, you never know what’s gonna happen.”
In The Good Fight, a major financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor, Diane’s, savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca at one of Chicago’s top law firms.
Baranski and Jumbo won’t be the only Good Wife stars reprising their roles for the new series, which picks up one year after the events of the series finale (aka The Slap Heard Around the World!). Sarah Steele is also returning as Marissa Gold, Eli’s daughter.
With Panjabi’s new gig, Blindspot, filming in the same city as The Good Fight, it sure wouldn’t be too difficult --geographically speaking -- to secure her for a brief cameo. Whether she wants to or not is another story.
The Good Fight will premiere new episodes on CBS’ digital On Demand and live-streaming service, CBS All Access, following a broadcast debut on CBS in February 2017.
Creators Robert and Michelle King spoke to ET earlier this year about why it was a “no-brainer” to do a spinoff focused on Baranski’s character.
“[Diane Lockhart] was one of those characters, other than Will Gardner, that really seemed to pull audiences in,” Robert told ET at the time. “There’s a certain solidity to her and a certain sense that she commands a room, but also there’s a sensitivity beneath it. So it was a no-brainer to bring her onto the spinoff.”
For more on the origins of The Good Fight, check out ET’s exclusive interview with the Kings below.