Gina Torres' Suits Spinoff Is Moving Forward At USA

Jessica Pearson Gina Torres Suits USA

Meghan Markle has dominated a bulk of Suits headlines as of late, but that's soon to change as Gina Torres' Suits spinoff just got some great news. The world will once again get to see Jessica Pearson in action. The show based on Jessica just got the green-light at USA. On top of that, the series will get a nice jumpstart, as the Suits team will prime its audience for a new lawyer drama on the network with a backdoor pilot.

The spinoff will get to kick things off on Suits, which was renewed for Season 8 despite many high profile departures from the show. The original series will introduce the new spinoff in the Season 7 finale. The backdoor pilot should give those interested a good idea what the show will be about as past reports have indicated that the series will introduce two characters from the spinoff in addition to some background on Pearson's Chicago story. No release date, episode count, or title for the series have been announced at this time.

What is known is that the Jessica Pearson Suits spinoff will take place in Chicago and follow Jessica in the Windy City as she looks to navigate through Chicago's politics and its legal system. Pearson will get her hands dirty with the likes of Bobby Golec, the charismatic mayor of Chicago who will seek re-election six-months from when the series begins. She will also come in contact with attorney Keri Allen, whose character description listed her as the unofficial right hand of Mayor Golec. No information has surfaced on whether or not these two characters will be people Pearson is working with or against in the upcoming series, but their presence in the Suits Season 7 finale should answer that question prior to the show's start.

Suits fans can expect a lot of what they love about that series to carry over in the spinoff, as the show is executive produced and written by Suits creator Aaron Korsh and Suits executive producer Daniel Arkin. Gina Torres is listed as an executive producer as well and will share the role with others such as Hypnotic's Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Gene Klein. While a release date for the project has not been announced, we already know that the Suits Season 7 finale will serve as a backdoor pilot. With the Season 7 finale happening Wednesday, April 25, it's possible the spinoff could be looking to start sometime around then or during the summer months. It's not incredibly likely considering the series was just green-lit and doesn't even have an official name yet, but it's possible.

The Suits spinoff has no release date at this time, but Suits is set to return for new Season 7 episodes on USA Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET. For a list of other shows set to return to television around the same time, head on over to our midseason premiere guide.

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