USA Network announced the greenlight for a new Gina Torres-led “Suits” spinoff series. The new drama is “centered on powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics,” says the USA press release. Torres will also serve as an executive producer for the show.
Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment said in the press release, “Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans,” adding, “We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the ‘SUITS’ legacy – and a brand new world for Jessica.”
Jessica Pearson emerged as managing partner of one of New York City’s top corporate law firms more than 7 years ago when “Suits” debuted. Her new journey to Chicago will be introduced in the season 7 finale of “Suits” airing Wednesday, April 25.
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