Suits Spinoff Starring Gina Torres: When Will It Air?

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Gina Torres is not done with the world of Suits. 

It was previously reported that a Suits spinoff with Gina Torres taking her character Jessica Pearson to New York was in the works. 

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Now, it's been confirmed that the series will debut as a backdoor pilot that will airs as part of the current season of Suits. 

On an interesting note, the series will not focus on the world law, and will instead center on Chicago politics. 

The pilot will be penned by Suits creator and executive producer, Aaron Korsh and executive producer Daniel Arkin. 

Anton Cropper is attached to direct the series that will be set in the Windy City. 

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On the Suits Season 7 finale, Harvey, Mike, Rachel, Louis, and Donna will reunite with Jessica as she continues to branch out from Pearson Specter Litt. 

For some reason, Jessica is forced to enter the world of Chicago politics and will rely on her legal knowledge and connections in New York to navigate these uncharted waters. 

“The powerhouse character of Jessica Pearson, expertly brought to life by the incomparable Gina Torres, has won the hearts of television fans everywhere,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCU Cable Entertainment.

Added Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment, and President, UCP. “We felt we owed it to the audience – and ourselves! – to follow her journey beyond the original show.”

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Little more is known about the episode because it is yet to be written, but we do know that casting is underway for three new characters who will join Jessica for the new chapter in her life. 

“Jessica is going to get in a tangle and a tussle with some Chicago politics players," said Korsh.

"They will be of different levels, from the Mayor on down, and maybe not all will be directly involved in politics, we may have a real estate developer or someone of that type, and some power brokers within the city and maybe further a little down the rung in that world."

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"As we go through the spinoff episode, at the end hopefully you’ll have a great idea of what her future is moving forward and who’s a potential ally and who’s a potential enemy in her world.”

Torres previously departed the show last year, but she has appeared sporadically since. 

Okay, Suits Fanatics. What do you think of the spinoff news?

Are you on board with it?

If you want to relive any of Jessica's best bits, you can watch Suits online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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