Meghan Markle was photographed on the set of Suits amid reports that she and co-star Patrick J Adams will not be returning to the series for season 8.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) November 14, 2017
There have been rumors for months that Meghan is leaving Suits after season 7 wraps filming, and is moving to London to be with Harry. Well now there are reports that both Meghan and Patrick J Adams are leaving, although this has not been confirmed by the show or network.
“As USA Network’s popular legal drama series Suits is prepping the second half of its seventh season, I hear that co-lead Patrick J. Adams is not expected to continue as a series regular in Season 8, which has not been ordered but is considered is likely. Co-star and fellow original cast member Meghan Markle also is eyeing an exit. The contracts of all Suits original cast members are up after Season 7, so both Adams and Markle will have fulfilled their current obligations. USA and Suits producer Universal Cable Prods. declined comment.
“Rumors about Adams looking to move on after seven years on the Toronto-based series started to circulate a couple of months ago. Adams was a fresh-faced young actor who got his big break when he was cast as the co-lead opposite Gabriel Macht in Suits, landing a SAG nomination for the first season. A lot has changed since for him professionally and personally, with Adams recently getting married, so I hear he started contemplating a next chapter in his career this past summer.
“Like with Adams, Suits also helped establish Markle as a TV star. Her Rachel Zane character on Suits had been closely linked with Adams’ Mike Ross since Day 1, so an exit of Markle alongside Adams would make sense. Rachel and Mike currently are engaged, with Suits creator Aaron Korsh teasing to Deadline that their long-postponed wedding may finally happen in the upcoming final Season 7 episodes. For the past year or so, Markle has been in a relationship with the British Prince Harry while continuing to work on Suits.”
Patrick J Adams posted a cast photo to his Instagram page yesterday. Suits finishes filming season 7 on Friday.
Oh, before I leave you, here’s a random Meghan-related tidbit: Katy Perry referenced Meghan in an Instagram Story where Katy was channeling her “princess poses”. You can see the photo at Vanity Fair. Are Katy Perry and Meghan friends, or is Katy just a huge royal fan and wants a big, splashy royal wedding?