USA Network Greenlights Gina Torres-Led Suits Spinoff
It's official! A Suits spinoff, starring Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson, is coming to USA Network. Get the scoop!
It's official! Jessica Pearson is getting her own show!
Announced Thursday, Gina Torres -- who starred on Suits as managing partner Jessica Pearson for six years -- will lead her own Suits spinoff on USA Network! The new drama from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) centers on the powerhouse lawyer as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics.
“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.”
Suits creator and writer Aaron Korsh will also write and executive produce the spinoff, alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic (Suits) and Gina Torres will also serve as executive producers.
"It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years," Korsh said in a statement. "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."
When Suits began more than seven years ago, Jessica was introduced as managing partner of one of New York City’s top corporate law firms. Through the years, she remained a highly respected, formidable lawyer who helped lead her firm through the darkest times. Always putting her professional life first, Jessica left New York to follow her heart to Chicago in last year’s mid-season finale. She has made many triumphant returns to the Suits world since and will introduce her new journey in the Windy City during the Season 7 finale, airing Wednesday, April 25. In true Jessica fashion, she will rely on her wits to navigate this unknown territory -- and those old relationships from Pearson Specter Litt could also come in handy!
This spinoff marks USA Network’s second commitment to Suits this year. Last month, the network renewed the flagship series for Season 8 and announced the addition of Katherine Heigl (Samantha Wheeler) to the ensemble cast which also includes Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter), Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen), Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt), and new series regular Dulé Hill (Alex Williams).
Suits returns on Wednesday, March 28, on USA! Below, some of our favorite Jessica Pearson outfits off all time! Welcome back, Gina!