The Suits spin-off Pearson is premiering on July 17 right after the flagship show, and we know already that it’s starring a familiar face. You know Jessica Pearson because of her time leading the firm for the first handful of seasons, and now, she in another part of the country. She’s also not really focusing on the law in the same way anymore. She’s a part of the world of Chicago politics now, which is every bit as dirty — and maybe even dirtier, since so many of it is about playing into whatever the public wants.
So since the main character of Pearson is very much from the world of Suits, it does make sense to wonder if some other familiar faces could turn up. It just doesn’t seem like it’s a priority — at least for the first season. In a new interview with TVLine, executive producer Aaron Korsh notes his current perspective on the matter. It seems to be one of doubt when it comes to major characters crossing over, at least in a major capacity:
“My gut reaction is, I don’t really see any of the Suits characters being regulars on the spinoff … It’s a different tone, it’s a different world, and I don’t see it. It doesn’t mean that couldn’t change.
“There are worlds in which I could see it, but I would sooner think that they would, in success, show up for an episode or an arc. But you never know. If they showed up for an episode or an arc, and it turned out to be outstanding, and they fit in well, then it’s possible. Anything is possible.”
It’s mostly hard to imagine the reasoning for why some of these characters would want to take the leap over. Take, for example, someone like Harvey. What’s the motivation if he is still helping to run the firm in New York? (Let’s hope the finale ends like that.) We don’t see him, Louis, or some other characters uprooting their life. Maybe someone like Katrina is possible since she’s not a main partner, but even still, it’s a different profession than getting into the world of elections.
Gabriel Macht does tell the aforementioned publication that he’s open to appearing at some point, but that’s not something he is prioritizing at present:
“I don’t know if Harvey really fits in that world … Maybe there’d be some opportunity to do something… My hope is for the Suits fans to go and start watching Pearson. That would be excellent. If those fans really, really want to see Harvey come in there and try and fix a few things, that would be fantastic. But this is her show, and she’s got a great cast.”
We do think, as much as we love Suits, the priority for the new show needs to be the people who are already there. You don’t want to transform this into a situation where viewers are just looking for the next Suits character to the point where they get distracted from what really matters.
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