The summer of 2019 marks the end of one of the longest-running legal dramas that has been branded as the favorite title by viewers, especially from the law industry. You must be aware ‘Suits’, that is one of the most popular legal shows. While some of you might be disappointed that ‘Suits’ is ending, here’s some good news to fill the void in your hearts. ‘Suits’ now has a spin-off, ‘Pearson’, which revolves around one powerhouse lawyer from the predecessor series — Jessica Pearson, and follows her as she enters the dirty world of Chicago politics.
Created by Aaron Korsh and Daniel Arkin, the political drama has Korsh and Arkin as the executive producers, alongside Gina Torres, Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Gene Klein.
Pearson Cast: Who is in it?
Gina Torres stars as the central protagonist on ‘Pearson’, reprising her original role of Jessica Pearson from the parent series. She is joined by Bethany Joy Lenz (‘One Tree Hill‘), Simon Kassianides (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’), Eli Goree (‘Riverdale‘), Isabel Arraiza (‘The Oath’), and Chantel Riley (‘Wynonna Earp’).
Pearson Plot: What is it about?
‘Pearson’ follows the recently disbarred powerful attorney from New York City, Jessica Pearson, after she sets foot in the dirty political sphere of Chicago. She is recruited by the new mayor, Bobby Novak, to act as his right-hand fix. However, as she dives deep into his life, she realizes that this dangerous and twisted world demands her to make every decision with caution. Because every action comes with far-reaching, impactful consequences. Now, with her ever-present desire to win, she has to balance her ruthless ambition with doing what is right.
‘Pearson’, that is deeply embedded with the DNA of ‘Suits’, relives the link between the two shows through Jessica. As per Arkin, it is even more gritty, raw, and real — highlighting previously unknown facets of Jessica’s personality. Coupled with a noir tone, it also delves deeper into her personal life as the episodes narrate her endless pursuits in the Windy City. Torn between corruption and ambition, she has to battle with her morality and conscience. Although viewers get to see several negative aspects of her persona, she finally succeeds in not being billed as the anti-hero.
If you have followed ‘Suits’, you will know that after Jessica resigns from Pearson Specter Litt, she wants to go back to her roots — to return to the actual goal of why she became a lawyer in the first place. Post her arrival in Chicago and following her being stripped of her license, she now is determined to stop at nothing to finally reach the top of her game. Apart from serving her firm, she also needs to serve her own needs. This includes Jessica trying to reconnect with her family, such as her cousin Riley, who is still apprehensive about her real motives. Our protagonist needs to earn back their affection since she and her kin come from completely different backdrops.