Post Meghan Markle’s announcement of the wedding to Prince Harry, it was announced that she will not be returning to play her character, Rachel Zane, in season eight.
Speculations were rife over who will replace Meghan and now it has been revealed that it’s a huge Hollywood star.
Actress Katherine Heigl is on board to join the hit TV show "Suits" for its eighth season as a series regular and will be replacing Meghan.
Heigl will play Samantha Wheeler, a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm's greatest ally or most powerful enemy, reports variety.com.
She will join the series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Dule Hill. The new season will begin production in April in Toronto.
"Joining ‘Suits' was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an EP I admire deeply but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of. I have watched ‘Suits' from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family," Heigl said.
Heigl is an Emmy Award-winning and two-time Golden Globe-nominated actress as well as a producer.
She is best known for starring in the feature films "27 Dresses," "Knocked Up" and "The Ugly Truth," which she also executive produced. She has also featured in critically acclaimed drama "Grey's Anatomy."
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