Katherine Heigl, Suits' Biggest Fan, Joins the Season 8 Cast

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How will Fits fill the void left by Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams? With Katherine Heigl. The Gray’s Anatomy veteran is becoming a member of the USA authorized drama for season eight. The second half of season seven has nonetheless but to air.

Heigl will play Samathan Wheeler, a brand new associate at Pearson Specter Litt. Search for her to problem the established order and both turn into the agency’s “biggest ally…or strongest enemy,” USA stated in a press launch.

“Becoming a member of Fits was the right natural option to not solely collaborate with an EP I like deeply, however to additionally grow to be a part of a present and forged that I’m an immense fan of,” Heigl stated in a press release concerning the Aaron Korsh-created drama. “I’ve watched Fits from the very starting and really feel extremely fortunate to be the most recent member of the Pearson Specter Litt household.”

Dulé Hill can also be a brand new collection common reverse Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman. Season eight begins manufacturing in Toronto in April.

“On behalf of the whole Fits workforce, I’m terribly excited to welcome Katherine Heigl into our household—I’ve all the time been an enormous fan of her work and was delighted to find she was an avid Fits fan herself,” Korsh stated in a press release. “I can’t wait to have her come play with our complete forged and crew. Sadly, the identical can’t be stated for Harvey, Louis, Donna and Alex because the mysterious Samantha Wheeler is a direct menace to their established order. One factor is for positive—Samantha’s wit, allure, loyalty, power and vulnerability will all be put to the check as she muscular tissues her method into the agency presently often known as Pearson Specter Litt.”

Hegel, who gained an Emmy for Gray’s Anatomy, beforehand starred within the brief-lived Doubt on CBS and NBC’s State of Affairs.

Adams and Markle will depart the collection on the finish of season seven. Markle’s exit has been extensively recognized, she’s now engaged to Prince Harry.

“I want to thank Patrick and Meghan for his or her extraordinary contributions during the last seven years. Not solely have they been excellent of their roles as Mike and Rachel, they’re additionally excellent human beings who will all the time be beloved members of the Fits household, and we want them properly of their days to return,” Korsh stated in a press release when the season eight renewal was introduced. “Talking of days to return, I’m extremely excited to welcome again our phenomenal crew and forged—Gabriel, Sarah, Rick and Dulé—who will proceed the curler coaster journey with all of our superb followers. Season eight could have the whole lot from shifting alliances and inner energy performs, to secrets and techniques, betrayals and fiery relationships. Hold an eye fixed out for an adversarial new character that may give Harvey a run for his cash.”

Fits season seven continues Wednesday, March 28 at 9 p.m. on USA.

(E! and USA are each a part of the NBCUniversal household.)

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