AceShowbiz - Meghan Markle was surprised by "Suits" newfound popularity on streaming services. When addressing the show's streaming success, the Rachel Zane depicter said it's "wild" to even think about it.
The 42-year-old offered her two cents during a red-carpet interview at Variety's Power of Women event on Thursday, November 16. When she was told that the series has officially earned more than 45 billion minutes in streaming on Netflix and Peacock combined, she replied, "Isn't that wild?"
Meghan admitted that she had "no idea" why people become so invested in the show once again. However, she guessed, "It's hard to find a show you can binge-watch that many episodes of these days, so that could have something to do with it. But good shows are everlasting."
The Duchess of Sussex, who has been married to Prince Harry, went on to share her experience working on "Suits". She gushed, "It was great to work on, such a great cast and crew. We had a really fun time."
"Suits" aired for nine seasons from 2011-2019. Meghan didn't manage to make it to the finish though since she left the drama after season 7 following her engagement to Prince Harry.
"Suits" centers on famous litigator Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), who hires Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) as an associate despite being a college dropout after impressing him with his photographic memory and skills. The series also stars Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres.
In October, it was unveiled that the show's creator, Aaron Korsh, has been working on the new "Suits" series for NBCUniversal. Sources told Deadline that the project is still in a very early stage, with deals still being negotiated, but it's expected to be fast-tracked with a serious commitment.
Unlike the 2019 "Pearson", the new legal procedural is not yet billed as a reboot, spin-off, sequel or prequel of the original show. The new series is reportedly being developed as a "Suits" universe series in the vein of the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" franchises featuring new characters in a new location. Sources said Los Angeles is being considered as a backdrop for the workplace drama.