AceShowbiz - Julianna Margulies may be set for a return to CBS with a new series on its streaming network CBS All Access.
A CBS executive revealed Thursday (August 01) at the Television Critics Association summer press tour the former star of "The Good Wife" is in talks to potentially appear in the project, which is a part of a development deal, if it is produced.
"It's part of our development slate," Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Original Content at CBS All Access, told Entertainment Tonight.
"We love Julianna and there's a long great history with her. We did want her to guest on 'The Good Fight'. There was a different expectation of what that meant and it didn't work out," McNamara said during the executive session.
News of Margulies' development deal emerged when CBS All Access executives were questioned about the actress' recent comments over the network refusing to pay her normal rate for a guest appearance on its "Good Wife" spin-off, "The Good Fight".
The 53-year-old actress won two Emmys for her role as attorney Alicia Florrick and Margulies was reportedly asked to reprise her role for a three-episode arc in the third season of "The Good Fight" but she turned the gig down after network bosses allegedly wanted her to take a pay cut and receive the guest character rate.
"I said yes. They said no. And you know what? I need to pave the way for the next one coming up..." Margulies explained in an interview on SiriusXM in May. "I also know for a fact that any male star who is asked to come on a spin-off of their show would've been offered at least $500,000 (£412,000). I'm not angry, I just needed to speak my truth."
McNamara insisted despite the pay row there's no bad feeling between the parties and the network is hoping to work with the star in the future.
"We have another project in development with her that would have a deal for her to star if that goes forward," she continued. "We would love to see her on the service in something in the future."