“Suits” hasn’t been on the air in four years, but the fandom is still stronger than ever. cast members Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht gathered at the 81st annual edition golden balloons Sunday night. Adams and Macht are ready to present togetherwith Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty will also attend and present.
Speaking with ET at the Golden Globes Pre-Show presented by VarietyAdams and Macht commented on the enormous success the show recently experienced on Netflix. The duo played Mike Ross and Harvey Specter on the beloved legal drama.
“It’s kind of surprising,” Macht said. “We had great success during the program. All over the world there were people downloading it, pirating it, downloading it. At one point, Netflix came in and said, ‘Why don’t we release this?’ And he just got some incredible eyes. And we are very grateful for that.”
The duo also spoke about the recent announcement that a Spin-off of “Suits” set in Los Angeles is in the works.
“I think it’s all in the early stages,” Adams said. “It’s a show in the ‘Suits’ universe, like ‘Suits LA.’ Anyway, our intrepid showrunner Aaron (Korsh is) working on it. If I got the phone call, he would be ready to dress me again. “I loved the show, I loved the character and I loved working with all these people.”
At the mention that Meghan Markle could return to the spin-off, Adams accepted the possibility: “Sure, Mike and Rachel in Seattle, they have to come to Los Angeles and fix some things.”
The UCP-produced legal drama aired on USA Network for nine seasons from 2011 to 2019. Although successful in its original run, “Suits” re-entered the cultural conversation this year when it began streaming on Netflix. It topped their charts for several weeks and broke the record for the most number one appearances on Nielsen’s Streaming Top 10 chart.
The cast also included Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Amanda Schull, Dulé Hill and Katherine Heigl. In November, Markle opened up exclusively to Variety about the recent popularity of the programas it surpassed 45 billion minutes streamed on Netflix and Peacock combined.
“Isn’t that wild?” she said during our annual Power of Women event. “It was fantastic to work on, with such a fantastic cast and crew. We had fun. I was on this for seven seasons, quite a bit. But it’s hard to find a show you can watch that many episodes these days, so that might have something to do with it. But good shows are eternal.”