Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The series premiered on USA Network on June 23, 2011 and is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The series concluded on September 25, 2019 and is now available on Amazon Prime Video, Peacock and Netflix.
Suits is set at a fictional New York City law firm and follows talented college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), who starts working as a law associate for Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) despite never having attended law school. The show focuses on Harvey and Mike closing cases, while maintaining Mike’s secret.The show also features the characters Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty), and Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres).
On January 30, 2018, the series was renewed for an eighth season without Adams and Markle, and Katherine Heigl joined the cast as Samantha Wheeler. Recurring characters Alex Williams (Dulé Hill) and Katrina Bennett (Amanda Schull) were promoted to series regulars. The show was renewed for a 10-episode ninth and final season on January 23, 2019, which premiered on July 17, 2019.
Throughout its run, Suits has been nominated for several awards, with Torres and Adams receiving individual praise. Besides two nominations recognizing her role as a supporting actress, Torres was awarded Outstanding Performance in a Television Series at the 2013 NHMC Impact Awards. Adams was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the show itself has been nominated for two People’s Choice Awards. The show’s success spawned a short-lived spin-off, Pearson, centered on Jessica Pearson’s entry into Chicago politics, which premiered alongside the final season of Suits on July 17, 2019.
Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter: Named partner since the firm was Pearson Darby Specter, and the self-proclaimed best closer in New York City.
Patrick J. Adams as Michael “Mike” Ross (main season 1–7; recurring season 9): hired by Harvey as his personal associate, despite not having a license to practice law initially but later was allowed by the bar.
Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt: Named partner since the firm was called at Pearson Specter Litt and current Managing Partner; he loves the firm like family and considers the associates as his biggest assets.
Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane (main season 1–7): a senior paralegal and later associate at Pearson Specter Litt.
Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen: Harvey’s former secretary and close confidante who becomes COO at Specter Litt in season 7. Later becomes Harvey’s wife by the end of season 9.
Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson (main season 1–7): Managing partner of Pearson Hardman, Pearson, Pearson Darby, Pearson Darby Specter, Pearson Specter and Pearson Specter Litt.
Amanda Schull as Katrina Bennett (main season 8–9; recurring season 2–7): A former fifth-year associate hired by Harvey and later Louis’ personal associate; in the fallout when Louis almost left the firm, she went to work for Robert Zane, Rachel’s father, but returned to Specter Litt in season 6 and became a senior partner in season 8. By the end of the series, she is a Named Partner of Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett.
Dulé Hill as Alex Williams (main season 8–9; recurring season 7): Harvey’s old friend who was a partner at Bratton Gould; Harvey hires him as a senior partner at Specter Litt and he later becomes a named partner at Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams.
Katherine Heigl as Samantha Wheeler (main season 8–9): A talented new partner at Specter Litt, previously known as Robert Zane’s “right-hand man”, who challenges the status quo and later becomes a named partner at Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams and finally Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett.
5 reasons why you need to watch Suits immediately:
•Reality and Suits have never met.
•Harvey Specter is a new age philosopher.
•When it’s all going tits up, family steps up.
•It’s dripping in pop-culture nostalgia.
•This show was made for drinking.
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