Suits gets exciting revival update (new series in the works!)

SUITS -- "Thunder Away" Episode 909 -- Pictured: Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)
SUITS -- "Thunder Away" Episode 909 -- Pictured: Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network) /

As a whole, 2023 has been a rather unprecedented year for entertainment, from dual labor strikes causing a (very necessary) delay in programming to unlikely throwback hits burning up the streaming ratings records. When the USA Network legal drama Suits landed on Netflix this summer, no one could have anticipated it would become one of the most-watched shows of the year.

The series, which ran on USA for nine seasons between 2011 and 2019, has spent the second half of 2023 racking up billions of viewing minutes and setting new streaming records. For starters, the show spent a record-setting 12 weeks at the top spot of Nielsen’s US streaming programs ranking, only to be dethroned by Netflix’s own Virgin River.

Naturally, because of its renewed popularity on streaming, chatter about continuing the series in either a reboot or revival began to pick up from fans. The spin-off Pearson lasted for only one season, but the Suits streaming boom isn’t a fluke this time around. Another stab at the series in some form would have a much bigger impact, and the powers that be are taking note.

On Oct. 12, the exciting news broke that a new series set within the Suits universe had been placed into development at NBCUniversal. Prior to this inevitable turn of events, creator Aaron Korsch had stated that he wasn’t in a hurry to make a season 10 or revive the series. But it appears the meteoric rise of the show was simply too thrilling to ignore.

New Suits series in the works

As first reported by Deadline, Korsch is on board to craft the new iteration of the series, which would not be a reboot, revival, or spin-off in the traditional sense. The potential series would feature new characters in a new city (rumored to be Los Angeles), in an extended universe likened to what has been done with procedural shows like CSI and NCIS. Since it’s a hot title right now, it’s looking like the deal could be fast-tracked, with TV Line predicting an official order expected soon.

Besides the question revolving around who, if anyone, could return to reprise their roles for an episode or two, the biggest question on the minds of fans is definitely where could we be watching this new show? Obviously, streaming on Netflix caused the show’s monumental rebirth, but the streamer would have to put up a big fight against NBCUniversal’s own streamer Peacock.

The original nine seasons of the series, along with its spin-off, are available to stream on Peacock, while only eight seasons are available on Netflix. There’s no doubt Netflix would want a piece of the pie, but the novelty of the show making a comeback with a new series would be a huge draw for Peacock, which clearly doesn’t have the same power as Netflix. Reboots and revivals have been a tactic for newer streamers to attract subscribers (see: iCarly, Frasier, And Just Like That, Gossip Girl, Saved by the Bell, etc.).

Still, you can never say never these days. Anything could happen! Netflix would be the second most obvious place for the potential series to land, simply because it had a hand in renewing interest in the show a handful of years after it ended. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next for the legal drama’s buzzy follow-up. Stay tuned for more news and updates!

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