USA Network will use the season seven finale of its drama series Suits as a backdoor pilot for a potential series spinoff, the network said Wednesday.
The Suits spinoff will star Gina Torres, who played powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson on the show, said network officials. Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh as well as executive producer Daniel Arkin will serve executive producers for the spinoff.
The spinoff will feature Torres as a lawyer adjusting to her new life dealing with Chicago politics, said the network.
The season seven finale of Suits will air in the first quarter of 2018.
“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, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in a statement. “USA Network is beyond thrilled to work with Gina, Aaron Korsh, the entire Suits producing team and our partners at UCP to explore the exciting next phase of Jessica’s story.”