'Suits' Spinoff Starring Gina Torres Officially Headed to USA Network

Stephanie Topacio Long
Moviefone

The possible "Suits" spinoff due to be set up in Season 7's finale is officially a go.

USA Network announced Thursday that it had greenlighted the Gina Torres-starring project from Universal Cable Productions. The new show will follow Torres's character, Jessica Pearson, as she takes on "the dirty world of Chicago politics." The network teased a big adjustment for the high-powered attorney, but also hinted that familiar faces might pop up. Apparently, "old relationships from Pearson Specter Litt could also come in handy" for the lawyer.

Jessica was a central character in the first several seasons of "Suits," but the character moved to Chicago for love during Season 6. Since then, she has remained involved with the firm, giving Torres plenty of opportunities to reprise the role. "Suits" creator Aaron Korsh described working with her as "an extraordinary pleasure" and said in a statement that he "always hoped [they] would work together again."

They're getting that chance now. The two will executive produce the series together, alongside showrunner Daniel Arkin, Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Gene Klein of Hypnotic.

The "Suits" Season 7 finale, complete with its look at the spinoff, airs April 25.

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