- Despite Suits’ streaming success, show creator Aaron Korsh reveals there are no plans for a revival, citing reasons like ongoing strikes and cast availability.
- There is still hope for a Suits revival once the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes end and networks or streaming platforms show interest in the idea.
- The absence of Meghan Markle poses a challenge, but there are ways to work around it, such as focusing on other characters or setting the revival in a different location.
Despite Suits‘ Netflix dominance, show creator Aaron Korsh reveals that there are currently no plans to revive the series. Ending in 2019 after 9 seasons, the USA Network legal drama has found new life since debuting on the streaming platform. Suits‘ streaming domination, which also includes figures from Peacock, has started conversations about the show potentially returning, especially in light of producer Gene Klein’s admission that there were ideas for possible spin-offs before the project ended four years ago.
Korsh, however, effectively squashed hopes that Suits will be revived anytime soon by explaining why this endeavor isn’t possible at this point. Check out his explanation below:
In his tweet, Korsh cited several reasons for this. Firstly, the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes would have to end. Secondly, a broadcaster or streaming platform would need to be interested in the idea, and finally, everyone involved would have to be on board.
How A Suits Revival Can Still Happen
Breaking down Korsh’s reasons for why a Suits revival is not happening, there’s still a glimmer of hope for those willing to wait. While the WGA and SAG-AFTRA continue to fight for equal pay, especially in the age of streaming, there’s an expectation that the dual strikes will eventually end with favorable results for workers who have been on the ground making content for Hollywood. Once the protests are finished, networks or streaming platforms will likely be interested in bringing back Suits, considering that it has been breaking all kinds of streaming records.
It’s Korsh’s third reason why Suits isn’t being revived that is arguably the trickiest, something that the creator himself acknowledges. While the primary focus of Suits when it first started was Mike and Harvey, it grew to become a true ensemble over the years. The cast’s chemistry is one of its best assets, so it’s understandable why Korsh is apprehensive about recruiting everyone, especially considering Meghan Markle’s retirement from Hollywood. Her ties to Mike, whose appearance is almost imperative if a Suits revival is to happen, would make her absence difficult to account for.
There are ways, however, to get past Rachel’s absence if Markle decides not to get involved in the proposed revival. For starters, it can be a reunion among Harvey, Mike, and Louis as they help Jessica in Chicago. Secondly, it could be about Mike and Harvey’s first big case in Seattle while Rachel is busy elsewhere. These ideas will be for a limited run only. That said, it’s better than not seeing these newly-beloved Suits characters return.
Source: Aaron Korsh/Twitter