👑 moves! The upcoming Season 7 finale of #USANetwork’s #suitswill serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential #spinoffstarring #ginatorresand centered around her Suits character, the powerhouse lawyer #JessicaPearson. The offshoot, which, unlike the mothership series won’t be a legal drama but set in the world of #Chicago politics, hails from Universal Cable Prods. The pilot will be written and executive produced by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh and executive producer Daniel Arkin, and will be directed by Suits alum Anton Cropper (House of Lies). Suits executive producers Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic will also serve as executive producers on the spinoff.
In the Season 7 finale, which will air in the first quarter of 2018, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) with reunite with their old boss and friend Pearson as she adjusts to her new life in the Windy City. When she is 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.
Casting is about to begin for actors to play three new characters that will be featured in the backdoor pilot with the goal of them continuing on the spinoff series. (The original series’ casting director, Bonnie Zane, will also be casting the spinoff.) Korsh did not have details about the characters because the Suits finale/spinoff pilot has not been written yet; he and Arkin are slated to start writing the episode in a few days. [Follow us @hamptonblunetwork]