“Some of you are well aware of my past, but I am anxious to give something back.”
Gina Torres is back and reprising her Suits role as the strong and powerful lawyer, Jessica Pearson for the new USA series Pearson. The first trailer for the spinoff series offers more insight as to just what Pearson will be doing in Chicago and the diverse group of new characters orbiting around her.
With no Harvey Specter, Mike Ross, or Louis Litt around to cause trouble, Jessica Pearson is aligning herself with another dynamic fella- Chicago’s mayor, Bobby Golec (Morgan Spector) taking on the position of his “right-hand fixer”. Of course, when it comes to politics, things can get dirty real fast as she quickly finds herself wrapped up “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.” Thankfully, it looks as though she will be surrounded by some Suits-esque co-workers, including One Tree Hill’s Bethany Joy Lenz, who plays Keri Allen, the born and raised Chicago native who is a driven, ambitious city attorney serving as the unofficial right hand to the mayor.
The additional supporting cast includes The Oath’s Isabel Arraiza who will be playing Yoli Castillo, Jessica’s passionate assistant who will learn from the best how to most effectively channel her intensity. Wynona Earp’s Chantel Riley will play Angela Cook, a Certified Nursing Assistant and Jessica’s cousin who is suspicious of her cousin’s sudden altruism. Baller’s star Eli Goree will play Derrick, a journalist-turned-press secretary working for the mayor.
Check out the full trailer below!
Season one of Pearson does not currently have a premiere date but it’s other half, Suits, is currently airing its back-half of season 8 on Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA.
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