The Suits spinoff starring Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson has been ordered to series by USA Network.
The series features Pearson entering the rule of Chicago politics. Torres is also an executive producer. The series is still untitled.
“Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans. We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the Suits legacy – and a brand new world for Jessica," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
“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. 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," said Suits creator and EP Aaron Korsh, who will be showrunner for this new show.
“What’s wonderful about USA is how they have brought all this together and have really embraced me not just an actress but also as a producer. The audience that is watching (Suits) holds us to a golden standard that we hope to meet and, in our wildest dreams, maybe push the envelope up. Fans of Suits have come to know Jessica as this confident kick-ass attorney who is always five steps ahead of everyone but that’s only 5-10% of the entirety of this woman. What is wonderful is that the audience will be treated to not just the great television expected of Suits but also peek into Jessica’s world" said Torres.
Ahead of the spinoff a backdoor pilot airs as the Season 7 Suits finale.