Meghan Markle will not be featured in the upcoming Suits reboot, titled Suits: LA, despite writers creating a seemingly perfect role for her.
However, there were attempts to involve her company, Archewell, in the production.
Reports emerged last month about the spin-off series, reigniting speculation about the Duchess of Sussex’s potential involvement.
Exclusive sources close to the new show have now confirmed to DailyMail.com that Meghan has no plans to act in the series, although a character seemingly tailored for her was present.
While Meghan, 42, has chosen not to participate as an actor, insiders suggest she may have considered involvement in another capacity – as an executive producer through her production company Archewell.
However, NBC reportedly rejected this idea.
Despite Archewell sources denying any involvement, the insider claimed, “Meghan was clear that she didn’t want to be involved as an actor. But Archewell was trying to wiggle its way in as a production company on the spin-off.”
Meghan, renowned for her role as paralegal Rachel Zane in the original Suits series from 2011 to 2019, left the show in 2017 due to her relationship with Prince Harry.
Last summer, the legal drama unexpectedly became the most-streamed show in the US for 12 consecutive weeks after its addition to Netflix. Patrick J. Adams, who portrayed Meghan’s love interest in the series, fueled rumors of a reboot with deleted behind-the-scenes images.
In September, reports surfaced about the Suits spin-off, now titled Suits: LA, developed by creator Aaron Korsh.
Set in the same universe as the original but in Los Angeles, it introduces new characters, with production scheduled to start in March.
Aaron created a character, Erica, seemingly ideal for Meghan, described as an African-American career-focused Californian woman in her 30s. Meghan, reacting to the show’s resurgence, expressed her surprise and noted the enduring popularity of good shows.
While many original Suits stars reunited at the Golden Globes in January, Meghan was notably absent. Gina Torres admitted they didn’t have Meghan’s number, and the rest of the cast kept in touch via a WhatsApp group.
Patrick expressed his amazement at the show’s revived popularity and his willingness to reprise his role. The cast, excluding Meghan, also reunited for a Super Bowl commercial for E.l.f. Cosmetics.
As the Suits reboot gains momentum, Meghan and Harry, with a development deal at Netflix until September 2025, continue their involvement in film and series projects, including adaptations and unscripted works.