A Suits reunion movie hasn't been ruled out but does the show need a film update?

The Suits cast is open to a possible reunion movie so do we need a return?
SUITS -- "One Last Con" Episode 910 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen, Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)
SUITS -- "One Last Con" Episode 910 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen, Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network) /

The possibility of a Suits reunion is out there, but do we really need a movie sequel to the hit legal drama?

Suits was always a unique show when it premiered on the USA Network in 2011. Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) was a legal genius with a photographic memory but legal issues kept him from finishing college. By pure chance, Mike gets an interview with Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), a top Manhattan attorney. Impressed by Mike’s skills, Harvey hires him on and the pair work together while keeping the secret that Mike isn’t really a lawyer.

The show was a hit with a top cast of Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, and Meghan Markle. While Adams and Markle left in season 7, the show continued with cast additions like Katherine Heigl and ended in 2019 after nine seasons and 134 episodes.

Suits came back to prominence in 2023 when the first eight seasons hit Netflix (the final season is coming in July!) and became one of the most-watched series on the streamer. It’s led to new attention with a possible NBC spinoff and talks of a revival. Those talks came up again when the cast reunited at the annual ATX convention with Adams making it clear they’d love it. 

"It’s definitely something [creator Aaron Korsh] is interested in doing, trying to get the band back together. It’s gonna depend on a million things if that can happen, but is it possible."

A TV movie would make sense as Peacock has been doing it for past shows like Psych and Monk. Dulé Hill, who starred in Psych, chimed in that “I’ll say as a fan of USA shows becoming films, I would definitely like to be doing another one.”  

So it sounds like a Suits movie could happen but should it?

Should there be a Suits movie?

On the face of it, a Suits movie would be great as fans would love to see what’s happened to the firm and its characters. Maybe they stuck to the vow of no longer changing the firm name after the finale and the characters moving on in some ways.

On the one hand, it’s tough to see how Suits can beat that wonderful finale of Harvey and Donna getting married, Louis welcoming his child and the firm being so successful. It was a beautiful high note to go out on and marring that with some sort of reunion is a risk. Fans might be better off imagining Harvey and Donna’s happily-ever-after rather than seeing it. 

Yet there’s also some fun potential in Harvey being brought back to save the firm from some problems. Getting the cast back would be good (well, Markle is a bit too busy) and throwing in some newer faces at the firm could also work. It can also bring in Torres to repair the damage done to Jessica’s character in her poor spinoff.

If anything, a reunion movie is the perfect excuse to set up a new spinoff or revival by showing some new hires at the firm and how they handle being in the shadow of Harvey and others. It would be better than the L.A. spinoff with totally new characters and lack of connections to the original. Having the original actors passing the torch to a new generation would be better.

This is all speculation for now, but it shows how Suits gets fans going so well, and the idea of the band getting back together is a big deal. 

Suits seasons 1-9 will be available to stream July 1 on Netflix.