Katherine Heigl is taking on a role in the hit-series Suits when it returns for it's eighth season. Yesterday, the show's creators confirmed that Patrick J. Adams (Mike Ross) would also be departing the show as his on-screen love interest Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane) has quit to marry some guy called Prince Harry. It seems Katherine has been tasked to fill the Meghan-shaped hole in the legal drama.
Variety reports the former Grey's Anatomy star will be playing Samantha Wheeler in Season 8: "a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally or most powerful enemy."
"Joining 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," Katherine told the publication. "I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family."
“I would like to thank Patrick and Meghan for their extraordinary contributions over the last seven years. Not only have they been outstanding in their roles as Mike and Rachel, they are also superb human beings who will always be beloved members of the Suits family, and we wish them well in their days to come,” said Korsh in a statement. “Speaking of days to come, I am incredibly excited to welcome back our phenomenal crew and cast — Gabriel, Sarah, Rick and Dulé — who will continue the roller coaster ride with all of our amazing fans. Season 8 will have everything from shifting alliances and internal power plays, to secrets, betrayals and fiery relationships. Keep an eye out for an adversarial new character that will give Harvey a run for his money.”
We take it Katherine's Samantha Wheeler will be this adversary? Stay tuned for more, as filming resumes in April later this year.