Just as our hearts were breaking over the loss of both Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle to the series, Suits has provided us with a little relief. The USA legal drama has just announced former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl will be joining the cast in Season 8. According to a press release from USA, Katherine will play a new partner at the Pearson Specter Litt firm by the name of Samantha Wheeler. And we can expect her to cause quite a stir as the firm's "greatest ally… or most powerful enemy."
As a long-time fan, Katherine is excited to be joining the huge show. She released a statement expressing her joy. "Joining Suits was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an EP I admire deeply but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of. I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family," she said.
I JUST GOT LITT UP!!! For anyone who doesn’t know what that means... start binging #Suits ASAP!! I could not be more excited to be joining the cast and crew of one of my all time favorite shows!! I’m kinda a creepy fan girl...I hope I don’t make it weird on set...😏😳Anywhoo, it’s going to be SOOOOO MUUUCCHHH FUUUNNNN! Plus I get to team back up with one of my all time favorite actors and people Mr. @dulehill I mean could life get any better??!! Oh annndddd, this show turns actresses into princesses! Neat! So keep an eye out for my royal wedding announcement next year. Just kidding! I already married my prince @joshbkelley ! Big big thank you to @suitsusa and everyone involved for giving me the opportunity to come play! And sorry in advance if sh#*t gets weird🤓 https://www.deadline.com/2018/01/katherine-heigl-star-suits-season-8-usa-network-1202275500
Aaron Korsh, the creator and man to thank for the beloved show, also released a statement ahead of filming Season 8. "I cannot wait to have her come play with our entire cast and crew," said Aaron. "Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Harvey, Louis, Donna, and Alex as the mysterious Samantha Wheeler is a direct threat to their status quo." Katherine, who won an Emmy for her Grey's Anatomy performance as doctor Izzie Stevens, is sure to bring a whole new level of drama to the show through her character Samantha.
Ahead of the green light and new additions, Season 8 is set to start filming in Toronto in April. The second-half of Season 7 will premiere at the end of March, and will see the departure of Patrick (Mike Ross) and Meghan (Rachel Zane). Their final episode will likely air at the end of April and will focus on Mike and Rachel's wedding. The show will continue with series regulars Gabriel Macht (Harvey Spectre,) Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen), and Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt).
This post was written by Maddison Hockey. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.