‘Suits’ Season 5 Finale: Creator & Stars Discuss Season 6 — Exclusive
Now that Suits Season 5 has taken a final bow, what lies ahead for what seems to be one of the most daring shows on TV?
Unfamiliar territory, that’s what.
“The short answer is you feel it in your gut and you feel it’s just time,” creator Aaron Korsh told Wetpaint during a set visit when asked about veering the show into the Mike Ross legal drama.
“It scares the s—t out of me to do something like this,” he continued, adding that some of the Season 5 finale events frightened him to tackle. “[But] it’s always paid off. Next year we’ll have to figure out what this means and what happens.”
While taking risks might be scary, Patrick J. Adams (who plays Mike Ross) notes that Suits has done the “boldest” thing yet by sending a main character to prison and they’re not alone.
“All the great shows are unafraid to say the thing that makes us great is not just our consistency, that we do the same stuff every week,” the 34-year-old said. “Instead you love these characters, you love the writing, and if you put these characters in new places there's a bit of an adjustment period but it's what keeps you interested.”
As for what the tone of the show might be next year and beyond, Gabriel Macht (who plays Harvey Specter) notes that this “reboot” should lessen the seriousness a bit — despite the outcome of the trial — and the comedic charms from seasons past will return.
“Maybe we’ll see these people smiling a little bit more or we’ll see some more witty banter and more playful elements of the show,” the 44-year-old actor said. “I think there will be more of a balance and a playful nature when we come back [for Season 6].”
The TV boss has a great tease: “Nothing is ever going to be the same again.”
Suits Season 6 is expected to premiere in summer 2016 on USA.