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Gina Torres-Led Suits Spin-Off Ordered to Series


USA Network has ordered a spin-off series of Suits that will be centered on powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson, played by Gina Torres.

The show will feature the lawyer as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics. The drama hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and is executive produced and written by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh, alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic (Suits) and Torres will also serve as executive producers.

“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, the president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the Suits legacy—and a brand-new world for Jessica.”

“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,” said Korsh, creator and executive producer of Suits and the new spin-off series.

“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.”

“The Suits flagship series has struck a chord with our marketing partners throughout the years as a great platform for advertising and sponsorship opportunities,” added Mark Marshall, executive VP of entertainment advertising sales at NBCUniversal. “This new Gina Torres-led spin-off allows us to provide those same advertisers and audiences with the content we already know they love to watch, and we’re excited to bring them this new chapter in the show’s legacy.”

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