Katherine Heigl joins ‘Suits’ for Season 8

Katherine Heigl joins 'Suits' for Season 8

Gray’s Anatomy Emmy winner Katherine Heigl has landed a lead function for Season eight of USA Community’s Fits, following the departures of sequence regulars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle.

Heigl will act alongside Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Dulé Hill. Her character, Samantha Wheeler, was described in a information launch as “a proficient new accomplice at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the established order and can both change into the agency’s biggest ally … or strongest enemy.”

Season eight is to start manufacturing April in Toronto.

“Becoming a member of Fits was the right natural approach to not solely collaborate with an govt producer I like deeply, however to additionally change into a part of a present and solid that I’m an immense fan of,” Heigl stated in an announcement Wednesday. “I’ve watched Fits from the very starting and really feel extremely fortunate to be the latest member of the Pearson Specter Litt household.”

“On behalf of all the Fits staff, I’m terribly excited to welcome Katherine Heigl into our household — I’ve at all times been a giant fan of her work and was delighted to find she was an avid Fits fan herself,” added Aaron Korsh, creator and govt producer of Fits. “I can’t wait to have her come play with our total solid and crew. Sadly, the identical can’t be stated for Harvey, Louis, Donna and Alex because the mysterious Samantha Wheeler is a direct menace to their establishment. One factor is for positive — Samantha’s wit, allure, loyalty, power and vulnerability will all be put to the check as she muscle groups her manner into the agency presently often called Pearson Specter Litt.”

Heigl lives in Utah together with her husband Josh Kelley and their three kids. She additionally starred within the short-lived sequence Doubt and State of Affairs.