Watch out world! Katherine Heigl is stepping into the courtroom again.
The Grey’s Anatomy alum and star of the recently axed CSB legal drama Doubt, has joined USA Network’s Suits as a series regular for Season 8. Heigl will play Samantha Wheeler — a talented new partner who will challenge the status quo at Pearson Specter Litt. Samantha will either be the firm’s greatest ally or its most formidable enemy.
Heigl’s casting comes a day after it was announced that Suits was renewed for an eighth season. Unfortunately, the show’s main power couple and co-leads Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle have both officially departed from the series.
“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,” revealed Heigl in a statement. “I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”
Of course, Season 8 should definitely be more dramatic and intriguing with Heigl now in the mix. Oh, and here’s a fun fact: Heigl will be reunited with her Doubt co-star Dule Hill, who joined Suits last year.
We can’t wait to see how badly Louis will flip out over the inclusion of a new partner. Plus, will Samantha pose as a threat to Donna when it comes to vying for Harvey’s attention? We can totally see Harvey falling into a love-hate relationship with Samantha!
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