Just as our hearts were breaking over the loss of both Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle following their last episode of Suits last night, the series has provided us with a little relief — a new trailer featuring famed actress Katherine Heigl!
The short clip shows the blonde beauty in her new role of Samantha Wheeler, a lawyer at Pearson Specter Litt firm. And we can expect her to cause quite a stir as the firm's "greatest ally… or most powerful enemy," according to a recent press release.
"Who are you?" Harvey (Gabriel Macht) says upon meeting her. "The name is Sam Wheeler," Alex (Dule Hill) answers for her. And Katherine's response was priceless! "Truth be told, I prefer Samantha," she says. She then tells Harvey, "I want name partner and I want it before the year is out." So fierce...
The USA legal drama announced in February that the former Grey's Anatomy star would be joining the cast in Season 8. But while this teaser was such a treat, we're going to have to wait for Katherine's full debut in July when Season 8 airs.
As a long-time fan, Katherine is excited to be joining the huge show. She previously 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 @suits_usa 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 Season 7 finale aired on Wednesday, April 25 and saw the departure of Patrick (Mike Ross) and Meghan (Rachel Zane) after their wedding. The show will continue with series regulars Gabriel Macht (Harvey Spectre,) Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen), and Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt).
Parts of this post were written by Maddison Hockey. They originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.