Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Development News - CBS Orders Pilots for 'The Good Wife' Spinoff Starring Carrie Preston and 'Matlock' Reboot Starring Kathy Bates

Development News - January 31, 2023

CBS' Elsbeth and Matlock.

  • ELSBETH (Drama) - Spinoff of CBS' The Good Wife (2009-16) and Paramount+'s The Good Fight (2017-22). Starring Carrie Preston, reprising her Emmy Award-winning recurring role from both dramas. Written by Robert and Michelle King. Directed by Robert King. Executive produced by the Kings and Liz Glotzer. Produced by CBS Studios and King Size Productions. Logline: After her successful career in Chicago, Elsbeth Tascioni (Preston), an astute but unconventional attorney, utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD.
  • MATLOCK (Drama) - Reboot of the drama starring Andy Griffith that aired for nine seasons (1986-92 on NBC, 1992-95 on ABC). Starring Oscar and Emmy Award winner Kathy Bates (Misery, American Horror Story). Written by Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin). Executive produced by Urman, Joanna Klein, Eric Christian Olsen and John Will. Produced by CBS Studios. Logline: After achieving success in her younger years, the brilliant septuagenarian Madeline Matlock (Bates) rejoins the work force at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases and expose corruption from within.