NBC Taps Stephen Amell to Lead “Suits L.A.” Pilot

NBC has been plotting a potential Suits spin-off ever since its legal drama found a new audience on streaming services, and they’re finally setting things in motion. Suits L.A. is officially happening, and Arrow star Stephen Amell will lead its pilot episode.

Suits L.A. will take us to the cutthroat legal world of Los Angeles and one of its major players – a former federal prosecutor from New York, Ted Black. He left his old life behind 15 years ago to join forces with his old buddy Stuart Lane and start their own firm, specializing in criminal and entertainment law.

Described as “a charismatic force of nature who puts his own needs above others”, Ted finds himself at the crisis point at the start of this spin-off series. He must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career while dealing with the events that forced him to leave behind everything and everyone he loved many years ago.

Suits L.A. will start filming in Vancouver, Canada in late March, with Victoria Mahoney directing the pilot episode. She’ll also be credited as an executive producer alongside Suits creator Aaron Korsh and the original EPs David Bartis, Doug Liman, and Gene Klein.