We all knew CBS All Access wasn’t going to stop at a new Star Trek series for its streaming service. in fact, the media company has had its eye on releasing an original series every quarter, to keep subscribers interested in digging out $6 a month to keep it.
So what might follow Star Trek after it ends its first season in the spring? Think “The Good Wife.” Or, think more specifically a “Good Wife” spinoff.
The popular court drama ended its run on CBS last week after the show’s creators, Robert King and Michelle King, decided they didn’t want to continue as showrunners. They are expected to return to write the pilot episode of the “Good Wife” spinoff, although they won’t stick around to run the series.
Of course, we’re using the word “pilot” a bit loosely here. Based on The Hollywood Reporter‘s story, CBS All Access is considering doing what it did for the new Star Trek series — a direct series pickup. That means there won’t be a pilot made first, and a decision on whether to continue made later.