‘Suits’ Season 7 Finale to Serve as Backdoor Pilot for Gina Torres Spinoff


Variety reports that the Season 7 finale of USA Network's “Suits” will be a backdoor pilot for a Jessica Pearson spinoff.

Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty), and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) will reunite with Pearson in the Season 7 finale in the first quarter of 2018 as she adjusts to Chicago.

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chief content officer and Universal Cable Productions president Jeff Wachtel said, “Gina Torres is a terrific actress and a valued member of our family. Gina and Aaron felt they owed it to the audience—and ourselves—to complete Jessica Pearson's story.

Daniel Arkin and Aaron Korsh, creators of “Suits,” will write and produce the pilot. “Suits” alum Anton Cropper will direct. Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Gene Klein of Hypnotic will executive produce.

“The powerhouse character of Jessica Pearson, expertly brought to life by the incomparable Gina Torres, has won the hearts of television fans everywhere,” said NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president of entertainment networks Chris McCumber. USA Network is pleased to explore Jessica's exciting new chapter with Gina, Aaron Korsh, the ‘Suits’ production team, and UCP.

“Suits” started on USA in 2011 and will air its 100th episode this season. Season 7 averages 0.4 in adults 18-49 and 1.4 million Nielsen Live+Same Day viewers per episode, making it one of the network's top-rated originals.

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