Rumors of a the Good Wife reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (January 18) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2019.
UPDATE 19/01/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 8 years since the Good Wife first aired?! (8 years, 3 months, 28 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Good Wife end?
When the Good Wife came to an end after 7 years in May 2016, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Eli Gold (Alan Cumming), Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi), Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), Will Gardner (Josh Charles), Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Good Wife reunion disappoint people?
The Good Wife aired from 2009-2016 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Margulies said she's not sure if the Good Wife would work today. “I don't want to see old Alicia Florrick,” she told a journalist (Margulies turned 51 in June). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Good Wife movie?
In a recent interview, Martha Plimpton (who played Patti Nyholm) said she can't imagine a Good Wife reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Christine Baranski has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Good Wife movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Good Wife film, Julianna Margulies stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Good Wife reboot?
Recasting the Good Wife for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Good Wife reunion, a Good Wife movie, or a Good Wife reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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