The Suits spinoff will be taking court on NBC, which has handed the offshoot an official pilot order, TVLine has learned.
Titled Suits: L.A., the project follows a brand new character, Ted Black, a former federal prosecutor from New York who “has reinvented himself representing the most powerful clients in Los Angeles,” per the official synopsis.
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“His firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career,” the description continues. “Ted is surrounded by a stellar group of characters who test their loyalties to both Ted and each other while they can’t help but mix their personal and professional lives. All of this is going on while events from years ago slowly unravel that led Ted to leave behind everything and everyone he loved.”
Aaron Korsh, who created the original USA Network drama, will pen the pilot and executive-produce alongside David Bartis and Doug Liman (for Hypnotic), Gene Klein and director Victoria Mahoney.
Production on Suits: L.A. is slated to begin in late March in Vancouver, Canada.
The pilot order comes after an unexpected resurgence for the mothership show as it soared to streaming records on Netflix over last summer, becoming the most-streamed program of 2023. Available on Netflix since June (as well as on Peacock), the “blue sky” drama racked up 57.7 billion minutes viewed across its 134-episode library, Nielsen reports in its 2023 wrap-up, easily topping the list of Top 10 overall programs.
Suits fans, are you excited for the potential new series? And will you miss the exclamations of “bulls–t!” on NBC?
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