The “Suits” spinoff, “Suits: LA” has landed a pilot order at NBCUniversal. Production is scheduled to start in late March in Vancouver.
The new iteration will follow Ted Black, a former federal prosecutor from New York, who has reinvented himself representing the most powerful clients in Los Angeles. “His firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career. 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,” reads the logline.
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The original series ran for nine seasons from 2011-2019 on USA Network, but has recently regained popularity after the first eight seasons were added to Netflix. When accounting streams on Netflix and Peacock (which also homes another “Suits” spinoff, “Pearson”), the series reigned over the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 for several months and ultimately breaking the record for the most-ever No. 1 appearances on Nielsen’s chart.
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Gina Torres (who led the short-lived “Pearson” spinoff), Sarah Rafferty, among others starred in the flagship series. Though, none of the original cast is attached to the spinoff as of yet and NBC has not yet named a lead star.
“Suits” creator Aaron Korsh serves as writer and executive producer alongside David Bartis and Dog Liman for Hypnotic, and Gene Klein. Victoria Mahoney is attached to direct. UCP, which produced the original show, is the studio.
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