‘Pearson': Watch the First Trailer for ‘Suits’ Spinoff Starring Gina Torres (Video)

TCA 2019: Spinoff follows Torres’ character as she enters the world of Chicago politics

Last Updated: January 31, 2019 @ 9:08 PM

USA has dropped the first trailer for “Pearson,” its “Suits” spinoff led by Gina Torres as she takes her character, powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson, from New York City to the “down and dirty” world of Chicago politics.

The trailer re-introduces “Homeland” alum Morgan Spector as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak, who appoints the recently disbarred Jessica as his right hand fixer. Per the network, “Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences. With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing – two things very much at odds.”

The ensemble drama also stars “One Tree Hill” alum Bethany Joy Lenz, Simon Kassianides, Eli Goree, Isabel Arraiza and Chantel Riley. No premiere date for the spinoff has been set by the network.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, “Pearson” is executive produced by “Suits” creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic also executive produce.

The new trailer comes just a few days after USA announced that “Suits” would end following its upcoming ninth season.