Suits gets surprise spin-off

Rebekah Scanlan

Legal-based drama Suits may be about the relationship between high-flying lawyer Harvey Specter and his protégé Mike Ross, but it has more than a handful of powerful females.

Now hot shot female lawyer Jessica Pearson played by Gina Torres is getting her own spin-off and we are totally here for it.

The 48-year-old is set to boss it in her new lead role, which will be based in Chicago where we saw her character head in 2016 in the name of love.

Gina Torres has been announced as the female star of the new Suits spin-off, which is yet to be named. Source: Getty
She left the show in 2016, but will return in the new season based around her bad ass character Jessica Pearson. Source: Getty

“Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans,” said Chris McCumber, president of the show's production company, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

“We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the ‘Suits’ legacy," he added. "[It's] a brand new world for Jessica.”

Naturally fans of the show are super excited, with many taking to social media to express their joy.

She starred in Suits for seven seasons, alongside Gabriel Macht. Source: Getty

Others have been quick to celebrate the diversity that comes with the news, highlighting that Gina is an Afro-Latina woman of Cuban descent who speaks Spanish.

Gina is also set to take the reins behind the scenes, also being announced as an executive producer on the series.

Bring. It. On.

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