Suits universe set to expand with new series in development at NBCUniversal

Suits Universe set to expand with new series in development at NBCUniversal
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The ongoing rumors about another legal drama series from the popular corporate law firm have finally become a reality as the expansion of Suits Universe is officially on the cards! 

In a surprising turn of events that rarely happens for a television series that has been off-air for four years. It was the widely popular series known as Suits, created and written by Aaron Korsh, which has been the talk of the town by becoming one such series this year that has made a comeback like ever before. As soon as it was made available to stream on Netflix a few months ago, it has been able to attract millions of viewers back to binge-watch the entire nine-season run, which first started airing back in 2011. Can you imagine it’s been 12 years since then? 

It’s great to see that after years, this legal drama series has emerged as a big winner in the streaming platform as it has surprisingly been breaking a slew of streaming viewership records and has landed in the No. 1 spot on the overall Nielsen Streaming Top 10 for the 12th week, as of October 2023. Moreover, it has quickly become one of the most talked-about shows across the internet and has somehow managed to retain its position on the charts, which is quite impressive, to say the least. After looking at all the overall love being showered upon the show, for major broadcast networks, it is translated as viewership count. 

Suits Universe set to expand with new series in development at NBCUniversal

As a result, it was quite easy to predict that NBCUniversal might have taken notice of this and started discussions about expanding the Suits universe with a new series. After all, how can they miss such a golden opportunity? And all these new reports about a new series being in development hint that NBCUniversal’s commitment to expanding the Suits universe demonstrates their confidence in the enduring appeal of this beloved legal drama, which might get carried forward to a new project that will help in the overall plotting of an official comeback!

In addition to this, series creator Aaron Korsh is already on board with the development of a Suits offshoot for NBCUniversal, as per the sources of Deadline. As of writing this, it has been said that seals are still being negotiated, and the project is expected to be fast-tracked with a serious commitment. The new details also emphasize that this is not a revival or reboot; it would be a Suits universe series in the vein of the CSI and NCIS franchises. It will feature new characters in a new location, sources said, with Los Angeles being considered as the backdrop for the workplace drama.

Even Suits creator Aaron Korsh was stunned by his series’ runaway success in its second life. “I always thought we were underestimated, but it turns out, even I underestimated #Suits,” he wrote in a retweet of Deadline’s story on the latest streaming record broken by his show. “It’s good to be the King.” He also commented, “I had an idea for a #Suits spinoff that was a prequel exploring young Robert Zane, fresh out of law school in the early ’90s.” he later replied on X. Further adding, “The network wasn’t interested at the time. I would still do that.”

Suits Universe set to expand with new series in development at NBCUniversal

The reports have also claimed that Aaron Korsh, for many years, has been in discussions to produce the new offshoot. As a result, Korsh is expected to be the executive producer alongside David Bartis and Doug Liman, who were EPs with him on the original series. But, a rep for NBCU has declined to comment on this subject for the time being. So, if the new series is officially greenlit in the coming weeks, then there is a chance these details will be acknowledged, as the series might also include elements from his previous ideas, which is quite exciting.  

We would like to highlight that this is just pure speculation, and nothing about the plotlines has been confirmed. We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds! 

Right now, we are just hopeful that this time around, things will go in our favor. This isn’t the first time that the network has attempted to develop a spinoff series from the same universe. If you recall, back on March 8, 2018, it was announced that the Jessica Pearson spin-off, titled after the main star’s character, Pearson,” was picked up for a series. But soon after the premiere, within a few months, the series was canceled after just one season. Many speculated that the reason might have been low viewership, cost-cutting, or simply that the series didn’t work out the way the network wanted it to. 

Suits Universe set to expand with new series in development at NBCUniversal

Lastly, for the viewers who aren’t familiar with the theme of Suits, don’t worry; we can summarize all the necessary details that you should know about this show below:

Throughout its nine seasons, the series is set at a fictional New York City law firm. It follows Mike Ross, who uses his photographic memory to talk his way into a job as an associate working for successful “closer” attorney Harvey Specter, despite being a college dropout who never attended law school (although he has passed the LSAT multiple times as an illegal proxy).  Suits focus on Harvey and Mike winning lawsuits and closing cases while at the same time hiding Mike’s secret. 

The show also features Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt, a neurotic, manipulative, and unscrupulous financial-law partner. Meghan Markle as ambitious-and-talented paralegal Rachel Zane, Sarah Rafferty as Harvey’s legal secretary and confidante Donna Paulsen, and Gina Torres as the firm’s profit-above-all managing partner, Jessica Pearson. Over the seasons, Suits was nominated for numerous awards, including individual attention for Torres and Adams.

The series is available to stream on Amazon Prime, Peacock, and Netflix. You can also stream Suits by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. The series is also available through streaming services on iTunes, Vudu, and Xfinity, which are subject to change. In the United Kingdom, it was picked up by Netflix less than 24 hours after its U.S. broadcast. Netflix did not pick up the rights for Ireland. The series has not been released on Blu-ray in the United States or in Canada, but it is available in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Let us know in the comments below if you like the idea of a new series and what you expect from it.