The Pearson Hardman law firm is getting a favourite lawyer back.
For the upcoming final season of “Suits”, Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams, will be back in the Hardman halls.
While chatting with Deadline, Adams confirmed his return, “I couldn’t be happier to be part of the final chapter of ‘Suits’. I’ve missed my TV family, and am looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble Mike Ross can stir up at the firm one last time.”
He added, “But if the wardrobe department thinks they’re getting back the suits I stole when I left, they’re going to be very disappointed.”
Beginning in episode five, Adams’ Ross will get involved with a case that puts him up against Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl).
“There was never a question in my mind that I wanted him back for this season,” showrunner Aaron Korsh told Deadline. “He is the foundation of the show; it was built on him, others also but the very foundation we built on Patrick and Mike, and we all wanted to have him back. It was about how to integrate him organically and in a satisfying way. Then I had to make sure that he had the time to do it and could do it, he’s a new father also. After we came up with what it was going to be, I called him. I went to his house, he showed me his olive trees, which were awesome. We went out to dinner, and we talked about it. I said what we had in mind, he was very excited. And then we did it.”
Adams starred as Ross for the first seven seasons of the hit drama, next to now-Duchess and former on-screen love interest, Meghan Markle.
“Since they both left, If you take a look throughout season eight and nine, people refer to both Mike and Rachel (Markle), even before he comes back,” Korsh revealed. “When he comes back, I do believe there is a little update on Rachel.”
Season nine will run for 10 episodes this summer.