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‘Suits’ Unveils Season 8 Poster After Adams and Markle’s Exit

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We’ve got our first official look at the new Suits cast post-Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) and all the cards are on the table! The official Suits Instagram account shared a first look at Season 8 with all of your favorite returning characters – and one new one! Katherine Heigl joins the cast for season 8 as powerhouse attorney Samantha Wheeler while Dulé Hill and Amanda Schull have been promoted to series regulars. Check out the poster below, which also reveals that the show will be returning on July 18th!

Season 7 saw original series stars Adams and Markle both exit as their characters Mike and Rachel moved to Seattle to start their own law firm. Both actors wanted to leave the show and as we all know Meghan Markle is now married to Pince Harry and is the Duchess of Sussex, so it’s safe to say she is doing quite okay! Season 8 will pick up right where it left off with Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) and COO Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) running the practice with the help of Alex Williams (Hill) and Katrina Bennett (Schull).

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Suits has consistently been a winning series for the USA network, currently holding a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and was recently nominated at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards for Fantastic Cable TV Drama. So, it’s no surprise that the network is going to try its hand at another season even without two of its main stars.

Are you excited about Heigl joining the series? Be sure to tune into Suits on USA Wednesday, July 18th at 9 pm EST.

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