In Suits, Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) proved that while others were playing checkers, she always managed to play chess. Torres headlines the new series Pearson as the titular character heads to Chicago and lands a job as Mayor Bobby Novak’s (Morgan Spector) fixer.

“There is such a rich history there for trying to get things done,” said Torres. “And what sacrifices do you make? What is the lesser of two evils? It’s not black and white. It’s a dark gray. That is Jessica Pearson’s wheelhouse.”

Click on the media bar to hear Torres elaborate on the difference, on a storytelling level, between Pearson and Suits.

Pearson, co-starring Bethany Joy Lenz, premieres July 17 on USA Network (10/9c).


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