Everything we know about the ‘Suits’ spinoff ‘Suits: LA’

Holding out hope for a Meghan Markle cameo!
February 2, 2024 11:42 a.m. EST
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Legal drama Suits, which launched the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle into the stratosphere, officially went off the air in 2019. However, after clocking in record streaming numbers after being added to Netflix, NBC has greenlit a Suits spinoff. Enter stage right: Suits: LA

The spinoff will switch from New York to LA, so naturally, the filming locations will switch. The original show was shot in Toronto, but filming is scheduled to begin in Vancouver in March.

Variety is reporting that the new series will follow the character Ted Black who moves from New York to LA to reinvent his practice. The press release reads, per the outlet, “His firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career. Ted is surrounded by a stellar group of characters who test their loyalties to both Ted and each other while they can’t help but mix their personal and professional lives. All of this is going on while events from years ago slowly unravel that led Ted to leave behind everything and everyone he loved.”

However, is it really a “spinoff?” Original showrunner Aaron Korsh told Newsweek it isn’t, rather it "was conceived of as its own show, not as a Suits spinoff, so it has a standalone premise for its existence." 

In November 2023, vice chairman at NBCUniversal Bonnie Hammer reiterated that assertion, telling the outlet, “I don't know if I would look at it as a spin-off but rather an extension of whatever Suits could be in today's world... Aaron's one of the few people who could really pull it off and it would feel authentic to this time.”

This spinoff/not-a-spinoff couldn’t come at a better time, as the show has seen a major resurgence since being added to Netflix last year, arguably due to renewed interest from former cast member Meghan Markle. People reports that the show's first season accumulated more than 26 million hours viewed between June 26 and July 2, 3 billion viewing minutes between Netflix and Peacock, and remained in its Top 10 Series for at least 4 weeks.

So far, none of the original cast members are scheduled to reprise their roles (all in favour of a Duchess of Sussex cameo, say AYE!), however, People reports many are open to the idea, including Patrick J. Adams, who played Mike Ross on the original series.

Original stars Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres reunited at the 2024 Golden Globes last month on stage and poked fun at their appearance long after their show went off the air.

Fingers crossed more original stars pop up in the show when it hits the streamer.

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