“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.”
“It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years,” added Suits creator Aaron Korsh. “Beyond her undeniable talent, she is an incredible partner and collaborator, and I always hoped we would work together again. I am sincerely grateful to USA and Ucp for giving Dan Arkin, my producing partners at Hypnotic and me the opportunity to continue Jessica Pearson
Suits Spinoff Ordered to Series by USA Network
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USA Network confirmed on Thursday that the spinoff starring Torres has been given a formal series order by the cable network.
The new series will follow Jessica as she adjusts to the world of Chicago politics. Yes, that means her exit from New York during Suits Season 6 was no fluke.
“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, entertainment networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
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“We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the ‘Suits’ legacy – and a brand new world for Jessica.”
Meanwhile, Suits creator. Aaron Korsh has also opened up about the new series with a statement of his own.
The Universal Cable Productions drama is set to be executive produced and written by “Suits” creator Aaron Korsh with executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic will also serve as executive producers, as will Torres.
“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,
USA Network has handed a series order to its as-yet-untitled Suits spinoff starring Gina Torres, the network announced on Thursday. The forthcoming offshoot follows Jessica “as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics,” per the official logline. Suits Ep Daniel Arkin will serve as showrunner, while original series creator Aaron Korsh and Torres will serves as EPs.
“It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years,” Korsh said in a statement. “Beyond her undeniable talent, she is an incredible partner and collaborator, and I always hoped we would work together again.
The Gina Torres-led show has been picked up to series. An episode count and premiere date have yet to be determined.
The spinoff centers on lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics.
The pickup gives USA Network a verified franchise as the untitled spinoff joins the flagship at the network. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network previously announced that Suits would return for an eighth season — without stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle — next year.
"Gina's portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one...
And with her wedding to Prince Harry just three months away, this holiday is bound to be her most romantic yet. In her pre-Harry days, Meghan was a strong proponent of self-love — especially on Valentine’s Day.
In a 2015 post on The Tig, the future royal bride-to-be wrote: “I think you need to be your own Valentine.”
She then went on to describe how her friends and Suits co-stars Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres,
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Heigl will play Samantha Wheeler, a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally or most powerful enemy. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, and new series regular Dulé Hill. The new season begins production this April in Toronto.
“Joining ‘Suits’ was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an Ep I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of,” Heigl said. “I have watched ‘Suits’ from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”
Heigl is an Emmy Award-winning and two-time Golden Globe-nominated actress, as well as a producer. She is best known for starring in the feature films “27 Dresses,” “[link
USA Network has renewed the long-running legal drama for Season 8, TVLine has learned.
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Returning for the upcoming run are original series stars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman, as well as new series regular Dulé Hill (who plays Alex Williams). Longtime cast members Adams and Markle will exit the show with the Season 7B finale, while Gina Torres is poised to get her own spinoff.
“I am incredibly excited to welcome back our phenomenal crew and cast – Gabriel,
USA Network has renewed the legal drama for an eighth season as the series prepares to say goodbye to Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle. Both actors will depart the series at the end of its seventh season, the second half of which is set to premiere March 28.
“After seven seasons, ‘Suits’ remains one of USA Network’s most beloved and popular series,” said Chris McCumber, president, entertainment networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “While we’re excited for Season 8, everyone at USA will deeply miss Patrick and Meghan, and are grateful for the talent and commitment they brought to ‘Suits’ season after season. We wish each of them nothing but the very best.”
A greenlight for a new season sans Adams and Markle has been expected since late last year. The departure of Adams and Markle indicate a likely overhaul of the series as the
Following the announcement of her engagement to the UK’s Prince Harry, Meghan Markle is indeed leaving the cast of the USA drama Suits, the network confirmed on Tuesday. Markle, who has played paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane since the show’s pilot, “will depart from USA’s legal drama at the end of Season 7, which returns to the network in early 2018,” per the official statement.
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Kassianides will play an enigmatic tough guy with connections to the mayor of Chicago, as well as the city’s top developer, according to our sister site Deadline. His character will be introduced in the upcoming Season 7 finale of Suits, which will serve as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff. Gina Torres is set to reprise her Suits role as attorney Jessica Pearson in the spinoff, which sees Jessica entering the world of Chicago politics.
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