Suits’ fiercest character, Jessica Pearson, is back and she’s headed to Chicago in a brand-new series that carries on her story in a highly-anticipated spinoff series. According to reports, Gina Torres’ Suits spinoff officially has a title, and it’s totally focused on her high-powered lawyer character, which is only making us more excited for the spinoff to actually debut.
The new show will be aptly titled: Pearson. In Pearson, Torres’s character will continue her lawyering career in Chicago, where the political atmosphere is particularly seedy. Suits fans know that Torres’ character’s transition from New York City to Chicago took place in the original series’ season seven finale, during the same season that Meghan (née Markle), Duchess of Cambridge, left the show and her acting career to marry Prince Harry and become a royal. This transition, which followed one season after Torres’ exit from Suits, created a backdoor pilot for her spinoff series, per Entertainment Tonight.
ET reports that although Pearson is set to premiere this year, there’s been no official release date announced as of yet. In addition to Torres, the cast will include Morgan Spector as Mayor Bobby Golec, Simon Kassianides as the mayor’s driver, Bethany Joy Lenz as another ambitious attorney, Chantel Riley as Jessica’s cousin, Isabel Arraiza as Jessica’s assistant and Eli Goree as the mayor’s press secretary.
On Thursday, Torres updated her Instagram with the exciting news, noting, “My Baby has a NAME!!!!!! #Pearson is coming your way!!” She also shared an adorable video with Lenz and Kassianides announcing the news, as well as what could be a potential title card for the series.
The Pearson cast is clearly excited to know the name of this awesome project and we are just as excited to see them all in action. We eagerly await a premiere date, trailer, and info about what’s to come.
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