Get ready for the much-anticipated return of Suits in a fresh and exciting format. NBC has officially announced the spinoff of the hit TV series, this time set in the vibrant city of Los Angeles.
Titled Suits: LA, the spinoff has already received a green light for a pilot episode, led by the original showrunner, Aaron Korsh. Korsh, in a previous interview with Newsweek, revealed that the idea for Suits: LA had been brewing for several years, even after the conclusion of the original series, and he emphasized that it was conceived as its own standalone show rather than a traditional spinoff.
NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Bonnie Hammer echoed this sentiment, considering Suits: LA more of an extension of the Suits universe, adapting to the contemporary landscape. She expressed confidence in Korsh’s ability to make the new series authentic and relevant to the current era.
The storyline of Suits: LA revolves around Ted Black, a former federal prosecutor from New York, who undergoes a transformation to become a representative for influential figures in Los Angeles. Facing a crisis within his firm, Ted must embrace a role he had previously held in contempt throughout his career. The show promises a dynamic cast of characters navigating the complexities of loyalty, both personal and professional, while unraveling events from Ted’s past that led to his departure from everything he held dear.
Suits, which initially premiered on the USA Network in 2011, enjoyed nine successful seasons. Its popularity soared when it landed on Netflix in mid-2023, accumulating a staggering 45 billion viewing minutes within months. The show set a Nielsen streaming chart record, securing the top spot for 12 consecutive weeks. While a previous spinoff, Pearson, centered around Jessica Pearson, had a short-lived run, Suits: LA aims to capture the addictive tone of its predecessor, featuring the trademark wit, character development, and optimistic worldview.
Despite being a distinct series, Korsh hinted at the possibility of familiar Suits characters making appearances in Suits: LA. The new show is expected to carry the same tone, style, and voice that made Suits a success, creating a seamless connection between the two series within the contemporary American landscape. Get ready to dive back into the world of Suits, now set against the backdrop of the lively city of Los Angeles.