Universal Cable Productions has begun very early development of a “Suits” spin-off series that would center around Gina Torres’ character Jessica Pearson.
Torres exited “Suits” midway through the current sixth season in an amicable departure due to the actress’ desire to return to her home base in Los Angeles (“Suits” films in Toronto). In the series her character left the firm, and New York, to start anew in Chicago.
USA has reportedly not yet been pitched the potential offshoot. Torres had previously indicated that if “Suits” were shot in L.A., she’d stick with it right to the end.
The “Firefly” and “Hannibal” actress has also been fielding broadcast pilot offers and has joined ABC’s “The Catch” for its second season.
Source: The Live Feed