Suits Series Goes Free: A Legal Drama Revolution with a Spin-Off on the Horizon

Frederick Jones


Suits Series Goes Free: A Legal Drama Revolution with a Spin-Off on the Horizon

In the near future, one of the globally most-watched series will be accessible at no cost. The sensational series of 2023, Suits, is set to join the roster of freely watchable content. The BBC has successfully acquired the rights to stream this beloved legal drama, featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, and Meghan Markle, on its iPlayer platform.

The narrative of Suits revolves around the gifted albeit unofficially qualified lawyer Mike Ross, played by Adams, and Macht's character, the formidable lawyer Harvey Specter. Together, they navigate the competitive legal environment of a prestigious law firm in New York. Impressively, in 2023, Suits shattered streaming records, having been watched for an astonishing 57.7 billion minutes according to Nielsen data, surpassing the previous record holder, The Office, by 0.6 billion minutes.

Viewers in the UK should note, however, that watching Suits on the BBC’s platform comes with a minor prerequisite: possession of a valid television licence, which is set to increase to £169.50 starting April 1.

The resurgence in popularity of Suits has not only revived interest in the original series which spanned nine seasons from 2011 to 2019 but has also paved the way for a new spin-off series. Dubbed Suits: LA, the spin-off stars Stephen Amell as Ted Black, a brilliant former federal prosecutor from New York who now champions the causes of the elite in Los Angeles. Alongside Amell, Josh McDermitt from The Walking Dead and Lex Scott Davis from The First Purge will grace the screen.

With production currently underway for Suits: LA, speculation abounds regarding the potential return of any original cast members. In a recent conversation, Rick Hoffman, known for his role as Louis Litt, expressed eagerness to participate in the spin-off. Future releases and exciting new television series are on the horizon, ready to captivate audiences worldwide.