Everything We Know About the Suits Spin-Off Pearson

TVGuide.com | 1/29/2019 | Megan Vick
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Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) is turning Chicago upside down in the spin-off of USA's popular drama Suits. Pearson sees the former managing partner of Pearson-Spector-Litt in the Windy City with a new job and no law license as she tries to reconnect with the family she never got to know.

Pearson is a deep dive into Chicago's political underbelly as Jessica tries to use her powers of persuasion to make a real difference in the city her father left behind many years ago. The cast and producers of the show, including Torres and Bethany Joy Lenz, gathered at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in January to discuss the new series and deliver the first full trailer for the Suits spin-off. Here's everything we know about the series so far.

Jessica - Chicago - Backdoor - Pilot - Pearson

Jessica is unlicensed in Chicago. The backdoor pilot for Pearson that aired as part of Suits Season 7 saw Jessica taking a job with a potentially corrupt mayor after his city attorney took her license. She's his fixer and has her own agenda, but we won't be seeing Jessica in court.

Bethany Joy Lenz is playing Keri now. Rebecca Rittenhouse played the mayor's city attorney in the backdoor pilot, but the role has been taken over by One Tree Hill alum Bethany Joy Lenz. Keri will be going toe-to-toe with Jessica.

Noir - Tale - Trailer - Pearson - Reveals

It's a political noir tale. The first trailer for Pearson reveals that Jessica is going into the deep, dark world of Chicago politics. Can she survive in this new world without the courtroom to support her? The lawyers on Suits were cutthroat, but her...
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