An actress who has won an Emmy Award playing one of the original characters on the acclaimed CBS drama “The Good Wife” is leaving the show. Deadline.com reports that Archie Panjabi, who plays investigator Kalinda Sharma, will exit at the end of the current season.
Panjabi has reportedly signed a development and holding deal with 20th Century Fox TV and will star in a drama pilot that the studio is readying for fall 2015.
“Like Josh Charles, who left ‘The Good Wife’ last season, Panjabi is coming to the end of her current contract, which is up at the end of the season. And like Charles, Panjabi had been thinking about moving on from the show for a while,” the story reports.
In a statement, “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King said: “Archie is an amazing actress who helped build Kalinda from the ground up as an enigmatic, powerful, and sexy character. It’s been a pleasure to write for her, and we’ll be sad to see her go; but we still have her for the rest of Season 6, so let’s not exhaust our good-byes yet. We look forward to meeting all the wonderful new characters Archie brings to the screen. But either way, we’re keeping the boots.”
Panjabi has three Emmy nominations for her role on the show, including a win in 2010.