10 Things to Know About 'Suits' Season 3: 'It's the Most Cutthroat Season Yet'
Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter, Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, and Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt in the "Suits" Season 3 premiere, "The Arrangement."
The new trend: Very dark "Suits."
The crisp shirts and slicked-back hair are still present in the new season of USA's legal drama, which premieres Tuesday, 7/16 at 10 PM. But underneath the shiny facade, politics are being played, backs are being stabbed, and relationships are being tested.
At the end of last season, ace closer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) tried to blow up his firm's impending merger with a powerful British group. But his boss, Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), stopped him by threatening his protégé, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), with the exposure of Mike's secret — that he never went to Harvard Law School and is not actually a lawyer.
Betrayed on all sides, Harvey vowed to continue fighting the merger. And what Harvey wants, he usually gets.
As Torres told Yahoo! TV and other reporters on the show's Toronto set, "It's the most cutthroat season yet."
Check out what else we learned from the cast about the explosive Season 3.
1. The British are here — and Harvey still hates it.
The merger goes through, but that doesn't mean Harvey falls in line.
"He does not believe in this British invasion; he really feels that there's something that stinks," Macht noted. "And I think his instinct is right. These guys are corrupt; there's something wrong with them. There's some bad stuff going on."
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And knowing Harvey, he'll get to the bottom of it eventually.
2. "Suits" is turning into "Game of Thrones," sort of.
First, Conleth Hill (who plays Varys on the HBO epic) came on board as the proper, but formidable Edward Darby. This season, Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) joins the cast as the firm's big new client, Ava Hessington. The head of a British oil company, Ava is being charged with bribery, and Harvey is assigned to her case.
Several of the "Suits" cast members are big "Game of Thrones" fans, and Fairley was filming when the infamous Red Wedding episode aired. Adams confessed to "fan-girling" his co-star, while Meghan Markle said, "I brought her flowers ... I wrote her a long email after I watched [the Red Wedding], going, 'I am just blown away. You are a force. It's amazing.'"