Suits will be coming back on March 28th, 2018. This is to avoid schedules conflicting with the Olympics. We'll get the last few episodes of Season 7 which is also going to be the last few episodes with Meghan Markle (Rachael Zane), which we knew. However, it's also been announced that it will be the last few episodes with Patrick J. Adams (Mike Ross). Neither one will be around for Season 8. This news was somewhat expected but is still disappointing.
I guess the second half of season 7 will provide some closure for those characters, likely getting married and moving away. I'm not sure where they'll move, most likely not Chicago since there's hopefully going to be a spinoff in Chicago centered around Jessica.
While this is somewhat sad news, we had a pretty good idea that it was coming. On the upside, at least we know we get an eighth season.
Aaron Korsh, Suits creator, had some kind words to say about Patrick and Meghan:
“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. 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.”
It's cool to know that there'll be a new character and that the partners are still going to be around.
Patrick J. Adams released this statement:
It’s hard for me to imagine what words, in what order would sufficiently express my love and gratitude to all of the people who have made the last seven years possible. From my unbelievably talented cast mates to our relentlessly committed crew, to the brilliant minds at USA, UCP and Hypnotic, to the legions of fans all over the world, every one of them dedicating so much of their time, energy and talent to make Suits what it is today – one of the most beloved and successful shows on television. So I will choose the simplest words I have. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. It has been an honor working with and for each and everyone one of you. Mike Ross has taught me a lot about commitment, hard work and the power of believing in yourself and I feel blessed that now we both get to walk out into the lives that we never dreamed we would actually be lucky enough to live. I’m excited to now step across the screen and become solely a fan of a show that I know has much more in store in the years to come. I wish everyone involved the best and am excited to see what kind of trouble they’ll get themselves in and out of from here on out.
I'm curious to see where Suits takes us. What do you guys think will happen?