Bye Bye Meghan Markle, Hello Katherine Heigl: 'Suits' Just Got A New Leading Lady

Watch the first clip starring Heigl as high-powered attorney, Samantha Wheeler.

Bye Bye Meghan Markle, Hello Katherine Heigl: 'Suits' Just Got A New Leading Lady
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By now, you've heard Meghan Markle is leaving Suits to become Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales... or Duchess of Sussex, depending on how Queen Elizabeth II feels that day. Regardless, the 36-year-old has departed from the series, leaving ample room for Katherine Heigl.

A new clip of the actress's debut as high-powered attorney, Samantha Wheeler, is making the rounds on Twitter, and prepare yourself: Wheeler is a savage. The newest addition to Pearson Specter Litt, Wheeler is clearly there to stay. Just don't call her "Sam."

Some fans are happy to welcome Heigl's character with open arms.

Others aren't so enthusiastic.

After Heigl was cast, USA described her character as one who "challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally... or most powerful enemy!"

Suits creator Aaron Korsh also expressed his excitement.

"On behalf of the entire Suits team, I am extraordinarily excited to welcome Katherine Heigl into our family — I have always been a big fan of her work and was delighted to discover she was an avid Suits fan herself," he wrote. "I cannot wait to have her come play with our entire cast and crew. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Harvey, Louis, Donna, and Alex as the mysterious Samantha Wheeler is a direct threat to their status quo. One thing is for sure — Samantha's wit, charm, loyalty, strength, and vulnerability will all be put to the test as she muscles her way into the firm currently known as Pearson Specter Litt."

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Suits Season 8 premieres in the summer of 2019.

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