The executive producers of The Good Wife announced on Sunday during the Super Bowl that the show would end in May 8th, after its seventh season. On Monday, the creators and producers of the series, Robert and Michelle King answered questions in a press conference about the drama’s last episodes.
The Good Wife first debuted on CBS in 2009. The TV series focuses on Alicia Florrick (starred by Julianna Margulies) and her husband Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), a former attorney from the Cook County of Illinois, who had been jailed for political corruption and a sex scandal. Alicia then returns to her old job as a litigator to provide for her two children after being a stay-at-home mother for thirteen years. The series is considered “one of network television’s most audacious delights.”
In the press conference on Monday, the Kings informed that the decision of ending the show was taken just last week. However, they have been looking to a season 7 finale since season 1, as they had decided to leave the drama after it lasted that much.
“There was a conversation with the network, studio and Julianna. Everybody came to the same decision, that to be able to go out together, is really what we all wanted. We felt very fortunate and flattered that we were being allowed to end the show together with the writers and producers in the way we would hope it would end,” Michelle King said.
Except for Kalinda, they are looking forward for old characters to return to the final episodes to show where they ended up. They did not give any kind of information about the Florrick’s divorce, nor whether the show will have a sad or a happy ending.
The Kings also said they are opened to a Good Wife spinoff, leaving the opportunity to other people to explore more into the lives of the characters.