A Breaking Bad star has joined the cast of the Suits spin-off 4 weeks ago

A Breaking Bad star has joined the cast of the Suits spin-off

The Jessica Pearson-focused Suits spin-off has cast a Breaking Bad favourite.

The new series will follow Jessica - who was recently disbarred in new York - as she adjusts to her new life, and new job, in Chicago.

The former managing partner of Pearson Specter Litt is now the fixer for mayor Bobby Novak - and soon finds herself “in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences."

The description continues:

“With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing — two things very much at odds.”

Now, according to TV Line, Betsy Brandt - who played Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad - has joined Pearson as Stephanie Novak.

The character is an ex-lawyer turned full-time mum, and the wife of Chicago mayor Bobby Novak.

Other familiar faces appearing in the series include One Tree Hill's Bethany Joy Lenz, who will be appearing as attorney Keri Allen.

The news comes a few months after it was announced that Suits would be coming to an end after its ninth season.

The series first launched in 2011, with hotshot lawyer Harvey Specter taking a gamble and hiring Mike Ross - an incredibly smart but not totally legitimate college dropout - as an associate at his firm.

Mike ended up quickly impressing the rest of his colleagues - including Jessica Pearson, Louis Litt, and Donna Paulsen - and fell in love with the law firm's best paralegal, Rachel Zane.

A lot has changed over the years - including some of the key cast members - and Suits now centers on an evolved firm led by Harvey, Louis, secretary-turned-COO Donna, plus Robert Zane.

The end of the legal drama will come two years after original stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle exited the show.