Rebecca Rittenhouse (“The Mindy Project”) and Morgan Spector (“The Mist”) have been tapped for major roles opposite Gina Torres in the proposed “Suits” spin-off on the USA Network.
The pair will guest star in the seventh season finale of “Suits” which serves as a backdoor pilot for a potential offshoot series about Torres’ character Jessica Pearson, but this one will be set in the world of Chicago politics.
Spector will play Mayor Bobby Golec, the charismatic working class mayor of Chicago who is up for re-election in six months. Rittenhouse will play Keri Allen, an ambitious city attorney and the unofficial right hand to the mayor.
They are two of the three new key characters that will be introduced in the “Suits” finale that are expected to continue should the project goes to series. Aaron Korsh, Daniel Arkin, Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein will all executive produce.