Archie Panjabi is returning to network TV on NBC’s “Blindspot” in fall 2016 after spending seven years on CBS drama “The Good Wife” — but “The Good Wife” universe isn’t dead, as CBS All Access has announced it’s developing a Diane- and Lucca-centric spinoff starring Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo.
“Truthfully I haven’t even thought about that this juncture … who knows?” says Panjabi. “I don’t know, to tell you the truth. Like I said, when I unzipped the boots, I knew it was the right time, so I’d have to sit and think about that.”
Her boots comment is in reference to Kalinda’s iconic knee-highs on “The Good Wife,” her exit from which which she addressed during the 2016 summer TCA press tour panel for “Blindspot.”
“I loved Kalinda, I had such a great time on it, it’s something that’s very special to me. And I’m so thrilled to be on another show. In terms of anything that happened on ‘The Good Wife,’ I think it’s only respectful for it to stay on ‘The Good Wife,” says Panjabi. “It was time for me, for many reasons, to unzip the boots and step into another show, but I can tell you for those of you who miss the boots, I do wear a pair of knee-high boots on ‘Blindspot.'”