Katherine Heigl is joining the eighth season of USA Network’s “Suits” as a series regular.
The former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress will play Samantha Wheeler, a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally or most powerful enemy.
Heigl joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, and new series regular Dule Hill. Heigl and Hill join as series regulars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle bow out with the current seventh season.
Filming on the eighth season begins this April in Toronto.