Jessica Pearson is coming back but not with Pearson Specter Litt law firm. The fan-favorite character may have her own show soon – a Suits spinoff.
USA Network is reportedly pursuing a Suits spinoff which will be led by Gina Torres (Jessica Pearson). Apparently, the negotiation is already in preliminary stages but no deals are in place as of the moment.
Torres left the show in its mid-season finale in September 2016. In season 6 episode 10, Jessica successfully defended a death-row inmate.
Jessica then made a realization of what really drove her to become a lawyer. She eventually decided to leave the law firm and move to Chicago with Jeff Malone (D. B. Woodside). After her departure, Torres hinted that Jessica might come back as Suits left her character’s exit as open-ended as possible.
Why Did Gina Torres Left Suits
The actress played the role since the series premiered in 2011. In a September 2016 interview with New York Times, Torres explained her decision to leave the show.
Apparently, the actress is having a difficult time being away with her family for long periods of time. Suits is filming in Toronto, while Torres’ family lives in Los Angeles. Torres is married to actor Laurence Fishburne. The couple has a daughter.
“I think the public doesn’t understand the rigors of shooting a show for an actor, much less when you’re on location and away from home. At one point I approached Aaron [Korsh, the showrunner,] and said: ‘It’s not that I don’t love the show and love Jessica, who is my alter ego. But my life is my life, and I need to take care of it.’ And everyone was completely supportive.”
Meanwhile, Suits creator/showrunner Aaron Korsh Korsh also told Deadline following Torres’ final episode that the actress’ distance with her family is the reason for her departure. “She said to me that if the show shot in L.A., she would stay on it for the rest of her life; I think she loved being on the show, and we’d loved having her,” Korsh said.
Since she exited Suits, Torres has joined Shonda Rhimes’ mystery The Catch in ABC and also had a brief appearance in the HBO hit drama Westworld. The Catch films in L.A.
Suits season 6 airs every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in the USA Network. Bookmark GoshTV for more updates about the Suits spinoff.
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