Gina Torres in 'Suits' (Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network)

USA Sets ‘Suits’ Spinoff Pilot Starring Gina Torres

Final episode of 'Suits' current season to serve as backdoor pilot for spinoff

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 as 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.

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