“I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity and the level of confidence Bonnie Hammer, Jeff Wachtel and everyone at UCP have in me and the potential of this project,” Torres said in a statement to Deadline. “Can’t wait to get started.”
Suits creator Aaron Korsh
will serve as an executive producer and showrunner on the spinoff series.
“Gina had the idea and went to the studio. She pitched an idea of what happens if we follow Jessica into the future a little bit,” Korsh told Deadline. “She has a specific take on it that we’re still mulling over right now. They were excited about it, I was excited about it, and we decided to move forward with thinking about what it is.”
The long arm of the law is reaching back out to Gina Torres.
TVLine has learned exclusively that USA Network is quietly developing a Suits spinoff centered on former cast member Torres, whose fan-favorite character Jessica Pearson was written out of the legal drama last September.
Yellow Diamonds -- When Lord
Willoughby dies quite suddenly of a fever, the estate is set into an uproar. His only two sons, Arthur and Fredrick (Fishburne and Boseman), had a falling out with the family ten years ago and have not been home since. Rumors have swirled since they day they left – of the great tragedy that caused the family to scatter to the winds, of fathers betrayed and sons disowned – but no one has ever been able to confirm the truth of it all.
Now both of the prodigal sons must return home – each having made something of themselves, each having married, each having reason to think their claim on the estate is stronger than the other. Their first meeting ends most unfortunately with raised voices and ugly recriminations.
Now their wives – Isobella (Torres), a naturalist who would rather spend time with her flowers and bees than at balls, and Beatrice (Beharie), the daughter of a Carribean governor whose fiery pen is well-known, even in these country hills – must forge a friendship and find a way to bring their newfound family together, to bring old secrets to light, and to put old jealousies to rest.