Julianna Marguilies has potentially confirmed the end of The Good Wife.
In a speech honoring Good Wife showrunners Michelle and Robert King at the Casting Society of America’s third annual Artios Awards, the actress suggested she will leave the legal drama at the end of the current seventh season, per Vulture:
“I surprised Robert and Michelle tonight. They didn’t know I was going to be here. They think I’m here for them, but I’m unemployed come April, and I think you haven’t seen me in a while, at least not in person, so I thought I should show up.”
With The Kings also leaving the CBS drama, Marguilies’ comments cast further doubt on Season 8, despite CBS stating it has ‘yet to determine’ the show’s future.
For his part, Robert King doesn’t seem to think Good Wife has a future without Marguilies, per TVLine:
“The bottom line is CBS is trying to make deals for an eighth season, so we would be there in a supervisory role, but the storytelling we have will finish in the seventh year. “That doesn’t mean we’re putting Alicia in her grave, because you couldn’t do an eighth season after that. But to our minds, we have always written with the idea we could end this season a certain way so that it would make it a satisfactory [conclusion to the] series.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Good Wife Season 8…