Avid fans have been waiting patiently since season five’s shocking finale: the one that saw Mike Ross sacrificing everything he’s loved and worked for to save his friends by accepting a plea deal and going to prison. Whether it was Rachel’s heartbreaking meltdown at not being able to finally marry the man of her dreams or Harvey’s equally tear-jerking drive to the penitentiary alongside a devastated Mike, everyone felt a pang when one of New York’s most talented young protégés was slammed behind bars, for a secret they all worked so hard to keep for so long. Adding to their miseries, Jessica, Louis, Harvey and Rachel returned to an empty law firm their employees, their clients and their reputation all dissolved in the blink of an eye.
This Thursday, the sixth season starts right where we left Mike, only now he’s confronting the harsh realities of prison life while still coming to terms with his two-year sentence. The sixth season will also see what remains of Pearson Specter Litt attempt to rebuild, but the firm’s troubles are far from over especially when they’re still in the eye of the storm of Mike’s very public admission of guilt.
A season of top-to-bottom drama awaits, and in usual Suits fashion, there’s plenty of sharp one-liners, slick legal acrobatics and, of course, perfectly attired attorneys-at-law.
Suits will welcome new recurring stars including Erik Palladino (Arrow, 666 Park Avenue), Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) and Malcolm Jamal Warner (American Crime: The People vs. OJ Simpson). Neal McDonough returns as Sean Cahill, John Pyper-Ferguson as Jack Soloff, Patrick Fischler as A. Eliot Stemple and Aloma Wright as Gretchen Bodinski.
New characters include Alan Rosenberg (L.A. Law) as William Sutter, a Wall Street big shot; Malcolm Gets (Caroline in the City) as Professor Dunbar, Rachel’s ethics instructor at Columbia Law; David Hewlett (Stargate SG-1) as Nathan Byrnes, a client who Harvey reluctantly takes on; and Ian Reed Kessler (Melissa & Joey) as Stu Buzzini, a Wall Street trader who Louis is forced to tolerate.
Suits is created and executive produced by Aaron Korsh (The Deep End), Doug Liman (Covert Affairs, The Bourne Trilogy and Mr. & Mrs. Smith), David Bartis (Covert Affairs and The O.C.) and Gene Klein (Covert Affairs). Daniel Arkin (90210) and Rick Muirragui (Men of a Certain Age and The Good Guys) also serve as executive producers.