USA Network has released the first trailer for their upcoming Suits spin-off series Pearson which will be led by Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson.
The spin-off series will be centered on powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics. The cast includes Morgan Spector (Homeland) as Mayor Bobby Golec, Simon Kassianides (Agents of Shields), Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) as Keri Allen, Chantel Riley (Wynnona Earp) as Angela, Isabel Arraiza (The Oath) as Yoli and Eli Goree (Ballers) as Derrick.
As seen in the backdoor pilot, Spector plays Mayor Bobby Golec, the handsome, charismatic and enigmatic working-class mayor of Chicago. Kassianides plays Nick D’Amato, a tough cop who serves as the Mayor’s driver but has a mysterious connection to one of Chicago’s biggest developers.
Riley will reprise her role as Angela Cook, Pearson’s cousin, that she played as a guest star in the backdoor pilot. A certified Nursing Assistant and Jessica’s cousin, Angela is suspicious of Jessica’s sudden altruism. She is preoccupied with taking care of her two sons, protecting her mother and staying connected to her community.
Goree will play Derrick Mayes. Bobby’s young press secretary and a former journalist, Derrick got into politics to make a difference but struggles with the reality of what it takes to do so.
Arraiza is Yoli Castillo, Jessica’s passionate assistant who will learn from the best how to most effectively channel her intensity.
Lenz is Keri Allen. Born and raised in Chicago, Keri is a driven, ambitious city attorney serving as unofficial right hand to the mayor.
Pearson is executive produced and written by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh with Universal Cable Productions (UCP) producing the show. Daniel Arkin will served as its executive producer and showrunner . Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Gene Klein of Hypnotic (Suits) and Torres are also set to executive produce.