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Gina Torres Led SUITS Spinoff Gets a Green Light

By on March 9, 2018

Pictured: Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson -- Photo by: Nigel Parry/USA Network

USA Network has given a green light to a Jessica Pearson-centered spin-off of long running legal drama Suits

The new series stars Gina Torres, who will reprise her role as the formidable lawyer and former partner at Pearson Specter Litt, now adjusting to the dirty world of Chicago politics.

The as yet untitled spin-off is both executive produced and written by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis, Gene Klein, and Gina Torres will also serve as executive producers.

“Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the Suits legacy – and a brand new world for Jessica.”

“It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years. Beyond her undeniable talent, she is an incredible partner and collaborator, and I always hoped we would work together again,” said Korsh. “I am sincerely grateful to USA and UCP for giving Dan Arkin, my producing partners at Hypnotic and me the opportunity to continue Jessica Pearson’s journey in this new series that will encapsulate all that our fans love about her and Suits – but with its own distinct story that will be unique to the franchise.”

Jessica Pearson was originally introduced as managing partner of one of New York City’s top corporate law firms, who helped lead her firm through the darkest times. Always putting her professional life first, Jessica finally left New York to follow her heart to Chicago in last year’s mid-season finale.

She will return in the Season 7 finale, where fans will see her start her new career, while relying on her wits and her relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate unknown territory.

Suits returns March 28 at 9/8c on USA Network, and culminates in a 2-hour season finale on Wednesday, April 25 in which the shows bids adieu to  Mike Ross and Rachel Zane.

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