USA Network sets Suits and Pearson premiere date for July
USA Network has officially announced the premiere date for the ninth and final season of their hit legal drama Suits along with its upcoming spin-off titled Pearson starring Gina Torres. Both shows are scheduled to air back-to-back on July 17 at 9 PM ET and 10 PM ET, respectively.
Suits centers on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary lawyer Harvey Specter, his intelligent but delicate partner, Louis Litt, and secretary-turned-COO Donna Paulsen. After surviving leadership turmoil and the loss of key partners, the trio continues to tackle top corporate cases with the support of the formidable Alex Williams and the undeniably talented Katrina Bennett. Muscling her way into the firm, powerhouse attorney Samantha Wheeler joins the ranks of Zane Specter Litt and challenges the status quo. Together, these top minds must rely on their knowledge, wit, and intuition to keep their clients at bay and their firm afloat.
It stars Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter, Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt, Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen, Amanda Schull as Katrina Bennett, Dule Hill as Alex Williams and Katherine Heigl as Samantha Wheeler.
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.
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.