On the heels of Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams’ confirmed departures from Suits, Katherine Heigl has been announced as a new series regular by USA Network. Heigl will be playing Samantha Wheeler in season 8, “a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally or most powerful enemy,” Variety reports.
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“Joiningwas 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,” Heigl said, per Variety. “I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”
Heigl will star alongside Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, and new series regular Dulé Hill. Production on the new season will begin in April.