As reported earlier, star Gina Torres has just closed a deal for a potential Suits spin-off featuring her character Jessica Pearson. Korsh will also be involved in the project, which is being produced by Universal Cable Productions. The spin-off doesn’t mean Suits is ending anytime soon, though. USA Network has already renewed the legal drama for a seventh season.
Speaking to Deadline, Korsh said season seven will explore the new dynamic between Mike and the firm:
The big moving forward thing that we try to set up is Mike is coming back to the firm and he’s not just coming back as a fraud or as a consultant. He is now coming back as a full-fledged lawyer, so it gives us a chance to see what life is like in the new phase with him. How are Harvey and Mike going to work together? Our band is back together but they’re different, they’re changed. Mike isn’t a brand new attorney anymore. He’s also not a fraud anymore and how is it going to impact their lives and relationships moving forward under this new dynamic?”
Korsh also mentioned what his plans are for the rest of the main cast:
Donna, a part of her was awakened and we left her wanting more and that is an open question. Does she mean more work-wise? Does she mean more with Harvey? Season 7 is a platform to explore that a little bit more. We also didn’t get to see what life is going to be like in the firm without Jessica. We got a tease of it, a taste of it over these six (episodes) but because Harvey spent so much time focusing on getting Mike to become legit, this is, okay, now what is the firm like? What is Harvey going to be like with Jessica gone? Is he going to step up and take the reins, and what does that look like? How does Louis react to that? What is Louis going to be like in the aftermath of Tara? As far as Rachel (Meghan Markle) goes, she’s going to be becoming a lawyer.”
And what about Jessica (Torres)? Will she be back?
I would never count her out is what I would say. We don’t have specific plans but she’s obviously always a near and dear character of the show and if opportunities arise, we would of course love to bring her back. We’re too early to know yet.”
What do you think? Do you watch Suits? Did you enjoy the season six finale? What do you hope happens in season seven?