USA Network Officially Orders ‘Suits’ Spinoff Starring Gina Torres To Series

It’s the moment that we’ve been waiting for – one of the best and most prominent characters from Suits, Jessica Pearson, is back and in her own series to boot.

The talented Gina Torres who gave us life as Jessica Pearson on Suits from seasons one to six, as well as recurring in season seven, will reprise her role as the formidable attorney. But this time around, Pearson will have to navigate the world of dirty Chicago politics.

President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Chris McCumber said, “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.”

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Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) in Season 6, ep. 7 of Suits (via USA Network)

Suits creator and writer, Aaron Korsh will also serve as writer and executive producer for the spinoff and is excited to be working with Torres again. In a statement, Korsh said, “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.”

Korsh also thanked the network and his producing partners: “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.”

Are you excited to see Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson in her own series? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below.

Suits is back on March 28 on USA Network; be sure to check it out.

Source: USA Network

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