American legal and political drama series The Good Wife will soon reach Indian television sets. Mallika Sherawat is set to adapt the popular series with strong female leads for Indian audiences.
Mallika will not only be producing but also acting in the adaptation. According to sources, she will be playing Alicia Florrick’s character (which was originally played by Julianna Margulies). “The team is in the process of finalising the cast and crew. They are looking at a TV and OTT release,” says a source.
Confirming the news, Mallika says, “I’m really excited about bringing The Good Wife to India and thank CBS for putting their faith in me. I’m really excited about this opportunity. I love the show. It features a fierce and beautifully written female character with enough contradiction, emotional range, and surprise. The show’s brilliant storyline and pioneering female role made me want to do it in India.”
The Good Wife, a CBS thriller, aired from 2009 to 2016 and drew in widespread praise for the tight narrative, well-written characters, and serialised plot, especially in the critically acclaimed fifth season. The show traces the journey of housewife Alicia Florrick, the wife of Cook County State’s Attorney. Alicia returns to practising law after her husband gets involved in a sex and corruption scandal. The show’s keen insights into social media and the internet, and its impact on politics, society, and law, have drawn attention, awards, acclaim, and praise. It also won numerous prestigious awards, including five Emmy awards.