Suits spin-off confirmed as Meghan Markle and original cast miss out on roles

Meghan Markle’s former show Suits has confirmed that a spin-off is in the works – however, the Duchess of Sussex will have no part in it. Meghan played Rachel Zane in the show for seven seasons before leaving to marry Prince Harry.

The programme’s official X account, formerly known as Twitter, confirmed the spin-off news by reposting an article from Variety that was published in February. It announced Suits: LA had received a pilot order.

We are so back,” the Suits account commented on the post, which seems to imply the pilot was a success and the series has been greenlit. This is despite the fact that filming was only supposed to begin on the project later this month.

However, according the article, neither Meghan Markle, nor the rest of the original cast, will be involved, as they have not been invited back. The original series ran for nine seasons from 2011-2019 and has recently experienced a surge in popularity and gained a whole new audience after the first eight seasons were added to Netflix.

Meghan portrays legal nepo-baby Rachel from season one. Her character is the daughter of Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) and was a star paralegal who worked for Hardman-Pearson, later Specter Litt.

The new iteration will follow Ted Black, played by Arrow star Stephen Amell, who is a former federal prosecutor from New York, who moves to LA to reinvent himeself and represent the most powerful clients in the town.

The logline says: “His firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career.

“Ted is surrounded by a stellar group of characters who test their loyalties to both Ted and each other while they can’t help but mix their personal and professional lives.

“All of this is going on while events from years ago slowly unravel that led Ted to leave behind everything and everyone he loved.”

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