Is this Meghan’s replacement in Suits?

2018-06-14 17:50

Cape Town - Fans of the legal drama Suits finally said goodbye to Meghan Markle’s character, Rachel Zane, and her TV husband, Patrick J Adams, or rather Mike Ross, in April.

That was just a month before the 36-year-old tied the knot with Britain’s Prince Harry (33). 

Now it’s official: a new actress is taking Meghan’s place at the New York law firm in the eighth season of the series, which will start airing in America in July. 

Katherine Heigl (39), best known for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, will appear in the show as lawyer Samantha Wheeler. 

Katherine appears alongside Gabriel Macht (46), who plays hotshot lawyer Harvey Specter, and the show’s other cast members on the latest promotional photo. It was also recently announced that Amanda Schull (39), who plays Katrina Bennet, will have a permanent role in the upcoming season.

Katherine, a mother of three, shared the photo with her 2,4 million Instagram followers. 

“Can’t wait to see where the chips fall this season on Suits! So excited to be part of a show I LOVE! Thanks for letting me join the game, guys!” she captioned the photo of her and her new castmates sitting around a poker table. 

Meghan and Patrick (36) left the series after their characters tied the knot in the final episode of season 7, according to Express

Katherine’s character is an ambitious lawyer who turns everything upside down when she starts working at the firm.

Katherine is clearly over the moon about her new role. In another photo in which she sits on a desk in Samantha’s new office, she writes, “The best part of being Samantha Wheeler is believing I’m Samantha Wheeler! Girls got me feeling empowered,” she writes.

“She never apologises unless she means it. She gets her power from excellence and being so good they can’t ignore her.”

Samantha definitely didn’t come to play. Fans of the show can prepare themselves for a red hot season of legal action.

Season 8 of Suits will premiere in the US on 18 July.

Extra sources: Express 

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