USA Networks is looking to feed on the success of their long running drama Suits setting up a backdoor pilot during the finale as a potential spinoff starring Gina Torres.
The season finale will seemingly have Jessica Pearson Torres’ character in a central role with Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) visiting her in her new home of Chicago. She finds herself forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics, Pearson must rely on her legal wits and valiant relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate this unknown territory.
“The powerhouse character of Jessica Pearson, expertly brought to life by the incomparable Gina Torres, has won the hearts of television fans everywhere,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCU Cable Entertainment. Added Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment, and President, UCP. “We felt we owed it to the audience – and ourselves! – to follow her journey beyond the original show.”
What we do know about the show is that it is see Pearson delving into politics and not functioning primarily as a lawyer coming into conflict with the political powers of the Windy City some front and center others behind the scenes.
The Season 7 Finale of Suits is set to air in early 2018.