“The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King, writer Ted Humphrey and star Julianna Margulies were featured on Sundance Channel show “The Writers’ Room” Monday (May 19), where they gave some insight into the show moving forward, as well as talked about how far the series has come in five seasons.
Robert King on Season 6 and beyond: “We have the life of Alicia plotted out. It’s this road map that we
can spend more time in one area or another. … We do know where we’re
ending up, it isn’t an open-ended story that goes on and on. Our mind
was always that it was seven years. But I mean, that was when we only
thought we would only get 12 episodes. But it’e exciting to think that
that’s what you’re writing for and that you’re exactly where you want to
be on that path. But we wouldn’t give that away.”
Humphrey on the advantage of network over cable: “What network gives you is the opportunity to see the reaction to what you’ve done quickly.”
Humphrey on the advantage of cable over network: “More profanity.”
Michelle King on Alicia Florrick’s evolution: “It’s amazing how she’s gained so much strength. Maybe she’s a little less moral, but she’s also blossomed and become so much stronger.
Margulies adds: “It’s such a slippery slope because inside she’s ‘the good wife,’ but … It’s a great juxtaposition between trying to stay true to who she thinks she’s supposed to be and realizing wait, maybe I need to change.”
Margulies on what a dream role she has: “I get to play sexy, I get to play mom, I get to play lawyer, I get to play coward, I get to play hero, I get to play complete failure. It’s an actor’s dream.”
“The Good Wife” will return in the fall on CBS. For some juicy tidbits about the upcoming sixth season, read Zap2it’s post-finale interview with the executive producers.