Suits is going to be settling its final cases.
On Wednesday, January 23, the same day the series returned for its second half of season eight, USA Network confirmed that the show had been renewed for one final farewell season.
Upon the announcement, Aaron Korsh released a statement about the popular series coming to an end after nine seasons.
“Though I know it isn’t true, it seems like only yesterday USA Network took a chance on an unestablished writer’s very first hour long script. These days that’s a common thing, but forty seven years ago when I first wrote the Untitled Korsh Project, nobody did it. Nobody except the people at USA and UCP. First and foremost I would like to thank Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, without whom Suits would never have gotten made. I also cannot thank Bill McGoldrick, Jeff Wachtel, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Ted Chervin, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Doug Liman, Dawn Olmstead and everyone at the network and studio enough for their dedication and support throughout the years. And 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. Without you, I might start to think I’m getting the hang of this writing thing. And once that happens, nobody wins. I look forward to enraging and hopefully sometimes delighting you with the final episodes. Finally, to my wife Kate and my children Cooper and Lucy. Thank you for enduring countless late nights and times away, for me to get to live my dream. I love you. Love, Aaron”
Of course, the ending of the show isn’t a total surprise as it has been slowly winding down since the exit of both Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle at the end of season 7. The pair were two main cast members starring as Mike Ross and Rachel Zane and while Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, and Rick Hoffman have all stepped up to carry the show, it hasn’t been the same.
Meanwhile, the story will continue with the spinoff Pearson, which will follow Gina Torres’ character Jessica Pearson who left for Chicago to navigate the world of politics. “Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the Suits legacy –- and a brand new world for Jessica.”
Pearson is expected to premiere sometime this year.