USA Network and Universal Cable Productions have confirmed that the seventh season finale of “Suits” will serve as the backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off that would center around Gina Torres’ lawyer character Jessica Pearson.
The episode, to air in the first quarter of 2018, sees the “Suits” gang reunite with their old 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 to navigate this unknown territory.
The pilot will be executive produced and written by creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh and executive producer Daniel Arkin, and will be directed by Anton Cropper. The first half of “Suits” Season 7 currently airs Wednesdays.