Suits is dead! Long live Suits!
Though the long-running legal drama is shuffling off USA's programming coil after nine seasons, its spirit will still live on in Suits spin-off Pearson. Led by Gina Torres (Firefly), the series follows now-disbarred lawyer Jessica Pearson from New York City to the mean streets of Chicago as she trades the courtroom for city hall.
Now fans are getting their first look at the series with the release of the first official trailer:
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Pearson is executive produced by "Suits" creator/executive producer Aaron Korsh as well as executive producer/showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Hypnotic's Gene Klein also serve as executive producers.
"Pearson" centers around the world of recently disbarred NYC powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) as she adjusts to down and dirty Chicago politics. Newly appointed as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak's (Morgan Spector) right hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences. With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing – two things very much at odds.
This new ensemble drama hails from UCP and is executive produced by "Suits" creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic ("Suits," "Nightflyers," "Impulse") also serve as executive producers. Additional cast includes: Bethany Joy Lenz ("One Tree Hill"), Simon Kassianides ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Eli Goree ("Riverdale"), Isabel Arraiza ("The Oath") and Chantel Riley ("Wynonna Earp").