More than four years after Suits wrapped up its nine-season run, the legal drama started garnering global recognition following its streaming debuts on Netflix and Peacock. According to Nielsen, the show’s Netflix and Peacock releases generated a combined 45 billion minutes of views.
The audience’s renewed interest in Suits prompted NBCUniversal to partner with series creator Aaron Korsh for an untitled project set in the Suits universe.
Speaking with Variety, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, who played the role of Rachel Zane for seven seasons, shared her reaction to Suits’ streaming success. Markle reflected on her experience working on the series, which served as her final acting project before joining the British Royal Family through her marriage to Prince Harry.
“Isn’t that wild?” She said. “It was great to work on, such a great cast and crew. We had a really fun time. I was on it for seven seasons, so quite a bit. But it’s hard to find a show you can binge-watch that many episodes of these days, so that could have something to do with it. But good shows are everlasting.”
What is Suits?
Suits was created and executive produced by Aaron Korsh. It also starred Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Gabriel Macht, Amanda Schull, Dulé Hill, Rick Hoffman, and Sarah Rafferty. The series centered around Adams’ Mike Ross, a college drop-out who has an incredible photographic memory. Despite not graduating law school, he managed to become the newest associate of attorney Harvey Specter, who was instantly impressed by his skills and knowledge.