Almost four years after the Season 9 finale, will Suits return for Season 10?
The popular legal drama began its story with the tale of New York corporate lawyer Harvey Specter hiring genius college drop-out Mike Ross as his associate.
The story went on for nine seasons of fraud, romance, drama, and action, as the pair, along with the rest of Pearson Hardman, navigated the world of corporate law.
Is Suits Returning for Season 10?
Suits received an order for Season 9 in January 2019, with the decision made long before production began for the season to be its last. As such, there is currently no indication Suits will return for Season 10, but there is always the possibility for the legal series to be resurrected as it was among USA Network's biggest shows ever.
Creator Aaron Korsh took to X in August 2023 to clarify that a Suits follow-up was not in the works at the time, citing the SAG-AFTRA strike and the need for interest from studios being factors that are preventing it from occurring:
"Let me say right off that there is no Suits reboot or anything in the works. Strike would have to end, some network or streamer would have to reach out and then we would have to collectively want to. Which is no small thing..."
Korsh was subsequently asked by The Hollywood Reporter whether he would consider a Suits revival, explaining how he would "consider" reviving the show if he had an idea and "the cast was into it:"
"So, again, if someone reached out and the cast was into it, I would consider it, if I could come up with something that excited me."
Executive producer Gene Klein also told TVLine in a recent interview that there have been no "serious conversations" about a Suits reunion yet:
“You know, I’ve mentioned to Aaron [Korsh] that I keep, in this era of reboots and reunions and all this other stuff, that I’m expecting a call at some point. But I’m not aware of any serious conversations. It’s just one of those things where, in this day and age, you wouldn’t be surprised if somebody called you someday. But so far, nothing that I’m aware of.”
Korsh also held a recent Q&A on X relating to Suits in November 2023. When asked whether he believed a Suits Season 10 would happen, he simply said, "Doubt it."
With Season 9, Suits successfully rounded out all of its ongoing stories, created a satisfying conclusion for its beloved characters, and delivered a final season that many fans consider to be a perfect ending. Fans were even treated to the much-anticipated return of Patrick J. Adams' Mike Ross after a season-long absence.
The chances of Suits returning for an unexpected Season 10 only became more likely recently after the legal drama became a streaming sensation upon its arrival on Netflix, even breaking some massive records.
According to data from Nielsen - via Variety - Suits was watched for 26.5 billion minutes in the last eight weeks, becoming the first show ever to be watched for over three billion minutes weekly for seven weeks in a row.
With a massive reinvigorated interest in Suits and plenty of new fans rolling in, the chances may be higher of USA Network looking to greenlight a revival.
Who Could Return in Suits Season 10?
One major star who absolutely wouldn't return is Meghan Markle's Rachel Zane, as the actress retired from acting after her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018. She departed the show at the end of Season 7 and never returned.
Aaron Korsh directly responded to the prospects of Markle returning, saying on X that it is "to Meghan, not me."
But with Mike Ross, Harvey Specter, and Donna Paulsen now living in Seattle and working together, where Rachel also lives as Mike's wife, it's tough to see how the show could work around her absence on a consistent basis.
Generally speaking, the schedules of the actors behind Ross, Specter, and Paulsen - Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, and Sarah Rafferty, respectively - appear open enough for a Suits revival to fit into their schedules.
It seems more likely any potential Suits Season 10 would maintain its focus on the New York law firm, now going by Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett. So, the main players behind Season 10 would probably end up being Louis Litt, Samantha Wheeler, Alex Williams, and Katrina Bennett, along with any new cast members.
Then again, the show could also opt for a continuation in name only, akin to the way that How I Met Your Father continued the legacy of How I Met Your Mother with a similar tone, comedy, and storylines, along with occasional appearances from familiar faces.
Korsh addressed the possibility of the original cast returning for a Suits reunion in a Q&A on X in November 2023, stating that it would be "up to their availability and preference."
What Could Happen In Suits Season 10?
Suits' central law firm, Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett, is coming off a major battle in Season 9 after the New York Bar placed Faye Richardson in charge, forcing the show's leads to win back the control and leadership of their firm.
In the end, that was successful. With that, Harvey Specter and Donna Paulsen opted to leave their long-standing positions at the firm behind. So, currently, Louis Litt is serving as Managing Partner, with Katrina Bennett, Alex Williams, and Samantha Wheeler behind him as Name Partners.
If Suits Season 10 was to continue its focus on the original firm, the four Name Partners would likely serve as the show's leads as they bring Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett into a new era and face plenty of challenges along the way.
Alternatively, Season 10 could hop over to Seattle to continue to stories of Harvey, Mike, and Donna. The show could explore the newly-married latter two as they start a family in their new home, all while Harvey settles into a different career fighting for the little guy and taking on the corporate giants he once defended.
Will Suits Get Another Spin-Off?
Suits already received a spin-off that aired alongside its ninth and final season with Pearson, which shifted the spotlight to Gina Torres' Jessica Pearson after her move from high-class New York law to the dirty world of Chicago politics.
However, Pearson was canceled after just one season as it failed to reach much of an audience on the USA Network amid a mediocre response from fans and critics.
A new spin-off appears to be in the works though, tentatively referred to as Suits L.A., as revealed by the president of Universal International Studios and UCP Beatrice Springborn. Via Variety, Springborn told attendees of Content London that the new series would be "so fun and happy" and "have the same energy and good-looking people that the original did.”
Whether this means that previous cast members will be returning for the Suits spin-off remains to be seen. Variety separately confirmed that Suits L.A. will not be the final title for the spin-off despite it taking place in the titular city, and reported that Aaron Korsh is writing the new show.
But what form could this spin-off take?
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, as discussed earlier, Aaron Korsh revealed his desire for a prequel starring legal powerhouse Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce), even going as far as to say he "would do that in a second:"
"But if I could wave a magic wand and get another show on the air, it wouldn’t be a continuation of 'Suits'. Now, I know I’ve mentioned the [Robert] Zane prequel idea [centered on Rachel’s dad, played by Wendell Pierce], I would do that in the second. I was really excited about that."
Perhaps the potential Robert Zane spin-off could rewind time to the '80s and '90s as Rachel's dad was starting out his career and family, perhaps even before the founding of Rand Caldor Zane.
But if that were to come to reality, it would presumably be with a new and younger cast to play some of Suits' older characters in their earlier years, such as Robert and Laura Zane, Jessica Pearson, Daniel Hardman, and more.
Some fans have even wondered if a spin-off featuring Harvey and Donna could ever happen. When asked whether he had thought about this possibility, Aaron Korsh admitted on X that he had "not particularly" considered the idea of a show featuring the pair.
Could a Suits movie ever happen? Korsh wasn't opposed to the idea, saying on X that he would "possibly" be willing to write a feature film in the franchise.
Unfortunately, at least for now, it appears USA Network has closed the book on a potential Suits Season 10, but hopefully, the new spin-off will be able to satiate fans instead.
Suits is streaming now on Peacock.