Jessica Wang
January 23, 2019 1:15 pm

We knew this would happen eventually, but we still weren’t quite prepared: Suits is exiting the courtroom. The USA Network series has officially been renewed for its ninth and final season, which will consist of 10 episodes. The announcement comes on the heels of Season 8’s mid-season return, set to premiere tonight, January 23rd. Suits series creator Aaron Korsh released a statement to Variety on the bittersweet announcement, writing:

He concluded, “To the exceptional writers, cast and crew – thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, SUITS would be nothing. And last but never least, to the fans who have stuck with the SUITS family through thick and thin, through can-openers and flashbacks – thank you for always speaking your mind.”

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Suits is a legal drama series that follows Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a college dropout who lands a job with one of New York City’s most famed lawyers. The series also famously starred Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, who departed the series at the end of Season 7 ahead of her royal wedding to Prince Harry. Following the departure of both Adams and Markle, the series cast Katherine Heigl to join the line-up, which includes Sarah Rafferty, Gabriel Macht, and Wendell Pierce.

And fans are decidedly not happy.

All is not lost for Suits super fans though, because the final season doesn’t necessarily mark the end. A Suits spin-off is currently in the works with series alum Gina Torres reprising her role as Jessica Pearson. The spin-off, titled Pearson, will follow Torres in the titular role and will premiere sometime in 2019.

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