Katherine Heigl joins Suits after Meghan Markle exit

From BBC - February 1, 2018

Katherine Heigl is joining legal drama Suits as a regular cast member for its eighth series.

She will play Samantha Wheeler, a new partner in the Pearson Specter Litt law firm who divides opinion.

The former Grey's Anatomy actress said she "watched Suits from the very beginning" and is an "immense fan" of the cast.

It comes after the show's broadcaster, USA Network, announced Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams were leaving.

Markle is giving up acting after becoming engaged to Prince Harry, while Adams - who plays Mike Ross, the boyfriend of Markle's character Rachel Zane - said he was looking forward to watching the show as a fan.

Heigl's new character in Suits has been described by the show's makers as the law firm's "greatest ally or most powerful enemy".


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