Suits gets a renewal for season eight as Patrick J. Adams departs the show alongside Meghan Markle

Slick criminal drama Suits will continue for an eighth season, following a renewal by the USA Network. However it will be losing not one, but two of its stars. With one of the show's leading ladies Meghan Markle having already announced her departure due to her upcoming marriage to Prince Harry, Patrick J. Adams has also confirmed that season seven will also be his last.

According to TVLinethe characters of Mike and Rachel will leave in a special two-hour finale on the 25th April, meaning fans will likely get the first of the six remaining season seven episodes from late March. UK Viewers can watch the show day after the US broadcast on Netflix.

Adams made the following statement regarding his departure from the show.

“It’s hard for me to imagine what words, in what order would sufficiently express my love and gratitude to all of the people who have made the last seven years possible.

“From my unbelievably talented cast mates to our relentlessly committed crew, to the brilliant minds at USA, UCP and Hypnotic, to the legions of fans all over the world, every one of them dedicating so much of their time, energy and talent to make Suits what it is today — one of the most beloved and successful shows on television. So I will choose the simplest words I have. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

“It has been an honor working with and for each and everyone one of you. .Mike Ross has taught me a lot about commitment, hard work and the power of believing in yourself and I feel blessed that now we both get to walk out into the lives that we never dreamed we would actually be lucky enough to live. I’m excited to now step across the screen and become solely a fan of a show that I know has much more in store in the years to come. I wish everyone involved the best and am excited to see what kind of trouble they’ll get themselves in and out of from here on out.”

The show's remaining stars Gabriel Macht (Harvey), Rick Hoffman (Louis) and Sarah Rafferty (Donna) will all remain for season eight alongside new season regular Dulé Hill (Alex). Rumours continue of a Suits spin-off featuring Gina Torres' Jessica in Chicago but have yet to be confirmed by the USA Network.

Suits season seven will return this Spring.

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