‘Suits’ To End With Final 10-Episode 9th Season
We all know tv shows come and go, but I have to admit, this one stings. ‘Suits‘ is going to come to an end with a 9th and final 10-episode season USA Network has announced today.
‘Suits’ centres on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), his intelligent but delicate partner, Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), and secretary-turned-COO Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty).
After surviving leadership turmoil and the loss of key partners, the trio continues to tackle top corporate cases with the support of the formidable Alex Williams (Dulé Hill) and the undeniably talented Katrina Bennett (Amanda Schull) and new named partner, Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce). After muscling her way into the firm, powerhouse attorney Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) joins the ranks of Specter Litt and challenges the status quo. Together, these top minds must rely on their knowledge, wit and intuition to keep their clients at bay and their firm afloat.
“Suits has played an instrumental role in our network’s DNA for nearly a decade,” commented Chris McCumber, President, USA Network and SyFy. “I and everyone at USA Network sincerely thank Aaron Korsh, our partners at UCP and the entire Suits family for their tremendous creativity, devotion and support over a truly amazing run.”
Creator Aaron Korsh also released a statement saying “Though I know it isn’t true, it seems like only yesterday USA Network took a chance on an unestablished writer’s very first hour long script. These days that’s a common thing, but forty seven years ago when I first wrote the Untitled Korsh Project, nobody did it. Nobody except the people at USA and UCP. First and foremost I would like to thank Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, without whom Suits would never have gotten made. I also cannot thank Bill McGoldrick, Jeff Wachtel, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Ted Chervin, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Doug Liman, Dawn Olmstead and everyone at the network and studio enough for their dedication and support throughout the years. And to the exceptional writers, cast and crew – thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, Suits would be nothing. And last but never least, to the fans who have stuck with the Suits family through thick and thin, through can-openers and flashbacks – thank you for always speaking your mind. Without you, I might start to think I’m getting the hang of this writing thing. And once that happens, nobody wins. I look forward to enraging and hopefully sometimes delighting you with the final episodes. Finally, to my wife Kate and my children Cooper and Lucy. Thank you for enduring countless late nights and times away for me to get to live my dream. I love you.”
Whilst the main ‘Suits’ show is ending, all is not totally lost. The spin-off series ‘Pearson’ sees Gina Torres reprise her role as Jessica Pearson, the hard-as-nails former managing partner of Pearson Specter Litt. Now living in Chicago, she finds herself embroiled in the dirty world of Chicago politics, and must rely on her legal wits to help her navigate these new waters.
‘Suits‘ Season 8 part 2 returns Thursday, 24th January 2019 on Netflix UK.
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