“After seven seasons, Suits remains one of USA Network’s most beloved and popular series,” said USA president Chris McCumber. “While we’re excited for Season 8, everyone at USA will deeply miss Patrick and Meghan, and are grateful for the talent and commitment they brought to Suits season after season. We wish each of them nothing but the very best.”
From Universal Cable Productions, Suits is executive produced by Aaron Korsh as well as Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic. Daniel Arkin, Rick Muirragui, Genevieve Sparling and Christopher Misiano also serve as executive producers.
The series, picked up straight-to-series in November, hailed from The Son co-creators Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, Universal Cable Productions, Platform One Media and producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network). Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green was attached to direct the initial episode and executive produce.
Sources said the order was contingent on the producers finding a big star for the lead, which didn’t happen.
Written by McGreevy, Shipman and Meyer, who also developed the series adaptation of Meyer’s book The Son for AMC, American Rust centered on a small Pennsylvania rust belt town, and the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence.