Stephen Amell will star in the new "Suits: LA" series, TODAY.com confirmed.
The former "Arrow" star will play the lead role of Ted Black in a pilot for the new legal drama, which has been ordered by NBCUniversal and is scheduled to begin production in Vancouver in late March, TODAY.com confirmed earlier this month.
The pilot, which "Suits" creator Aaron Korsch is attached to write and executive produce, centers around Ted Black (Amell), a former federal prosecutor from New York now leading his own private L.A. firm.
“(Ted's) firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career. Ted is surrounded by a stellar group of characters who test their loyalties to both Ted and each other while they can’t help but mix their personal and professional lives. All of this is going on while events from years ago slowly unravel that led Ted to leave behind everything and everyone he loved,” reads a logline for “Suits: L.A."
Aside from Amell, the rest of the cast for the show has yet to be announced.
The original show's stars, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, said in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter that they haven't been asked to appear in the show. But the duo, who reunited for a 2024 Super Bowl ad, noted that there's plenty of possibilities in the "'Suits'-iverse."
“I mean I think it’s in a world where some characters could in fact come [back],” Macht said.
"Suits" originally aired for nine seasons from 2011-2019 on USA Network, which NBCUniversal owns. (NBCUniversal is also the parent company of TODAY.com.)
The show featured Macht, Adams and future royal family member Meghan Markle, in addition to Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres, who starred in the short-lived spinoff "Pearson."
Four of the original show’s stars — Macht, Adams, Torres and Rafferty — recently reunited onstage at the 2024 Golden Globes to present the award for best television series (drama) on Jan. 7.
"Suits" has enjoyed newfound popularity since its first eight seasons were added to Netflix in June 2023. The show broke several streaming records over the summer and fall, and by the end of 2023, it became the most streamed show of the year.
Murmurings regarding a “Suits” offshoot started in October 2023 after Deadline reported the show's universe was potentially expanding to include a new series.
The report stated that the new legal drama wouldn’t be a spinoff, nor would it be a reboot or a revival. It would instead serve as an entirely new “Suits” series, like individual “NCIS” franchises.