Gina Torres Headed SUITS Spinoff Is Greenlit At USA

Gina Torres Opening Night of 'Thurgood' at the Booth Theatre New York City, USA - 30.04.08 Credit: Joseph Marzullo / WENN

A Suits spinoff has been greenlit by USA Network and it will be centered around Gina Torres.

As we reported on in August last year this new show will focus on Jessica Pearson as she moves to Chicago and becomes and mover and shaker in the city’s political circles. We have yet to have an official name for the spinoff.

“Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans,” said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the Suits legacy – and a brand-new world for Jessica.”

Suits is now a franchise with the Season 8 renewal for the main show without Patrick J Adams and Meghan Markle. The new season will see the return of Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman and Sarah Rafferty who will be joined by Dulé Hill now promoted to season regular after recurring in the previous season. Katherine Heigl will be joining the show as a regular.