“Suits” may have bid adieu to Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams, but it’s already looking ahead to the future.
A new teaser debuted following Wednesday’s two-hour finale, where viewers got an early look at season eight, which will mark the beginning of a new chapter for the USA Network legal drama as it kicks off a new story without Markle and Adams.
In the 19-second promo, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) meets Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) for the very first time in the offices of Specter Litt (or is it Zane Specter Litt?) — and their interaction is more than adversarial.
“Who are you?” Harvey spews.
“The name is Sam Wheeler,” Alex (Dule Hill) answers.
“Truth be told, I prefer Samantha,” Samantha says emphatically.
While it remains to be seen how Harvey handles losing his protege, Mike Ross, and the merging of two powerful New York City law firms, it’s quite clear he’s going to have his hands full with Samantha coming into the fold.
“I want name partner and I want it before the year is out,” Samantha demands. Harvey, your move.
The upcoming season will star Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman, along with Heigl, Hill and Amanda Schull. Wendell Pierce (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) will also have a presence, as his character, Robert Zane, made his intentions known that he wanted to run the newly-merged law firm.
Watch the trailer for the new season below.
Following the finale, Macht spoke with ET about welcoming Heigl to the cast and offered a preview into what fans of the show can expect when it returns this summer.
“There are a lot of similarities between her character, Samantha Wheeler, and Harvey,” he teased. “As you’ll see in the first couple of episodes, they go head to head. They’re truly adversarial, but they sometimes mirror each other in their actions and their manipulative ways to accomplish what they need. There’s something charming about that and exciting. We’ll see who’s the better the poker player, who can kick more people in the knees.”
Suits returns for season eight this July on USA Network.