Gina Torres is gone from Suits but it might not be the last time we see her character Jessica Pearson.
When asked for comment the studio responsible for Suits didn’t comment on the reports. Their official statement was, “The Suits team is currently focused on the remaining episodes of season 6 and what’s next for the characters when they return in season 7.”
Jessica was written out of Suits last fall and Gina Torres’ exit from the series was “extremely amicable.” Torres explained at the time of her exit that she left Suits due to purely geographic and career reasons. Suits is set in New York but the show films on location in Toronto. Torres wanted to get back to Los Angeles.
After deciding to exit the series, Torres joined ABC’s The Catch, which does film in L.A. This was only a one-year deal.
Despite Torres’ exit from the show and her commitment to The Catch she did offer a very promising tease at the time of her depature from Suits. “I don’t believe for one second it’s the last we’ll see of Jessica Pearson,” Torres said. “Not. For. One. Second. And don’t you either.”
A spin-off centered on Jessica, filmed in L.A., would be the perfect way to see the character again and work around Gina Torres’ desires. There might be some complications for the spin-off picking up right after Jessica’s exit from the series however. Jessica left Suits to start a new life with Malone. While this would be a perfect starting point for a spin-off, D.B. Woodside, who plays Malone, is currently on FOX’s Lucifer.
But would you watch a Jessica spin-off? Would you want to watch Jessica without the rest of the Suits cast? Should the spin-off be a prequel or pick up with Jessica’s new life with Malone?
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