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    ‘Suits LA’ Casts Stephen Amell From ‘Arrow’ In Lead Role For NBC Legal Drama

    Legal drama ‘Suits‘ has achieved the rare feat of resurfacing to success much after the show ended. Though the original show concluded in 2019 after 10 expansive seasons, the show was not available on streaming platforms until 2023. But as soon as it hit platforms like Netflix and Peacock, the ‘Suits‘ went on to become one of the most-viewed shows of the year. 

    After the success of the original show, the fans were eager to see the ‘Suits‘ universe expand further with spinoffs. Though the show saw a new spinoff around the character Jessica Pearson, the fans demanded a proper spinoff. And the show makers granted the wish, but introduced ‘Suits LA‘ with fresh faces. As everyone was eager about the lead and the new faces of the upcoming legal drama, the show makers have spilled some beans.

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    Stephen Amell Is Set To Play Ted Black In ‘Suits’ Sequel

    Stephen Amell (Image: Getty)
    Stephen Amell (Image: Getty)

    The NBC drama ‘Suits LA‘ is casting ‘Arrow’ fame Stephen Amellto to lead the upcoming sequel of the ‘Suits’ universe, by Aaron Korsh — the mastermind behind the original series. The pilot is set to commence production in late March in Vancouver.

    Stephen Amell boasts an expansive career including his iconic portrayal of Oliver Queen in CW’s ‘Arrow’, and his recent starring role in Starz’s acclaimed wrestling drama series ‘Heels’. Audiences are also anticipating his appearance in the upcoming Netflix film ‘Code 8: Part II’, a project that he is also working on as a producer.

    The actor also took to X to embrace the news. Sharing a screenshot of the news published by Deadline, he wrote in the caption “I know a thing or two about building a universe.”

    The show makers of ‘Suits‘ meanwhile have said that the new series will cast an entirely new set of actors in the main roles, though the old actors might also appear as part of a crossover. As far as we know about the show’s narrative, ‘Suits LA‘ will revolve around Ted Black’s character, a former federal prosecutor from New York.

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    ‘Suits LA’ Chiefly Revolves Around Ted Black’s Character Played By Amell

    Stephen Amell (Image: Getty)
    Stephen Amell (Image: Getty)

    Ted, who will now be played by Amell, undergoes a reinvention as he becomes the representative for Los Angeles’ most influential clients. As he faces a critical juncture at his firm, Ted has to take up roles and responsibilities that he has held in contempt throughout his career.

    The narrative also involves a group of other characters testing their loyalties to Ted and each other. The lines between their personal and professional lives would get blurred as the story develops. Ted’s past also comes into play, shedding light on the reasons behind his decision to abandon everything and everyone he once loved.

    Ted Black is a charismatic character who prioritizes his needs over others. Fifteen years before the show’s time frame, Ted partnered with his old friend, Stuart Lane, to establish an L.A. law firm specializing in criminal and entertainment law. Ted was a New York prosecutor before he took up this venture according to the show’s story.

    Suits: LA‘ distinguishes itself as more than a mere reboot or revival. The show has adapted brand extension with franchises such as CSI and NCIS, introducing fresh characters in a new location.  The executive producing team includes Korsh, David Bartis, Doug Liman, and Gene Klein, who have worked together on the original series. Victoria Mahoney would be the director and executive producer for the show.

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