Katherine Hiegl Set To Join Season 8 of ‘Suits’

Katherine Heigl stars as Sadie Ellis in DOUBT to premieres Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 on the CBS Television Networkon the CBS Television Network Photo: Mark Schafer ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Suits is shaking things up in a major way with the addition of Katherine Heigl for Season 8 after the departure of Patrick J Adams and Meghan Markle.

Heigl will play Samantha Wheeler, a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally or most powerful enemy.

“Joining ‘Suits’ was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an EP I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of,” Heigl said. “I have watched ‘Suits’ from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”

Heigl joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, and new series regular Dulé Hill. The new season begins production this April in Toronto.

SOURCE: Variety.com