Responding to TVLine’s report earlier this week that Kalinda’s latest love interest (played by Juliet Rylance) had been cut from The Good Wife‘s Sept. 29 premiere, executive producer Robert King explained that the move was made out of “an over-abundance of caution” in the wake of last season’s much-maligned Nick plot.
“We didn’t have the time in the episode to build up the chemistry [between the pair], so we put a pause on [the storyline],” he told a group of reporters following a screening of the CBS drama’s game-changing Oct. 27 episode. “We just didn’t want to make a mistake again.”
However, King emphasized that the storyline is not dead. “We’re putting a pause on it — it’s not going away,” he stressed. “Whatever news reports that say it’s going away it’s not at all.”
Rylance’s busy schedule could prove to be an obstacle though. The English actress has since committed to starring in Cinemax’s 10-episode Steven Soderbergh-helmed drama The Knick.