USA Network welcomes back their legal drama Suits tonight for an eight episode summer season. For those of you who aren’t aware, Suits is a legal drama about Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), an unmotivated genius who is hired as a lawyer at one of New York’s most powerful law firms, now called Pearson-Specter-Litt, without actually going to law school. Mike works with Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), the ultimate closer, on high powered cases all the while keeping Mike’s rather large secret. Suits is a rare legal drama that hardly spends anytime in the courtroom, choosing rather to focus on the inner workings of the firm and how cases are researched, investigated, and negotiated.
At the end of season 5, however, Mike’s secret has come to light and he has spent weeks in a courtroom fighting for his freedom. When he realizes that he is in trouble, he makes a deal with the prosecuting attorney that he will plead guilty in exchange for the DA not prosecuting Pearson-Specter-Litt for allowing him to practice without a license. After putting his wedding to Rachel (Meghan Markle) on hold, he is sent to prison and in the process, a non-compete clause for the firm is lifted. When Harvey and his partners Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) and Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) return to their building, it is empty as all the employees have left. Presumably, Harvey’s secretary Donna (Sarah Rafferty) is the only employee remaining whose name isn’t on the wall.
The new season promises to be a bit different with the main character in prison and the firm taking a huge step down from the prestige it once garnered. Presumably, Louis and Harvey will need to form some semblance of a truce in order to rebuild and Rachel will have to pick up the pieces of her life. We get a few hints in this trailer:
Suits season 6 debuts July 13th on the USA network and will play back to back with the new hit show Mr. Robot.