‘Suits’ Spinoff Adds Josh McDermitt to Cast – The Hollywood Reporter

Suits: LA has found another of its lead actors.

Former Walking Dead regular Josh McDermitt has boarded the NBC pilot, a spinoff of the former USA Network series-turned-Netflix breakout. McDermitt will star opposite the previously cast Stephen Amell in the legal drama, which comes from Suits creator Aaron Korsh and UCP, which produced the original series.

McDermitt will play Stuart Lane, a powerful, focused and self-absorbed attorney who heads a firm with his longtime friend Ted Black (Amell) that specializes in entertainment and criminal law. The show will center on Ted, a former New York prosecutor whose firm is at a crisis point, forcing him to embrace a role he’s held in contempt his entire career.

Universal Studio Group’s UCP put a Suits spinoff into development in October, following a record-setting run for the original series after it was added to Netflix in June 2023 (the show also streams on Peacock). With USA largely out of the scripted series business, the spinoff — set in the same world but not (yet) featuring any overlap with the original — landed at NBC with a pilot order.

McDermitt played Dr. Eugene Porter for eight seasons of The Walking Dead on AMC. His credits also include Mad Men, TV Land’s Retired at 35 and Showtime’s The Loudest Voice. He is repped by Innovative Artists and Trademark Talent.

Korsh is executive producing Suits: LA with David Bartis, Doug Liman and Gene Klein, all of whom were EPs of the USA series. Victoria Mahoney will direct and executive produce the pilot, which is slated to film in late March in Vancouver.

Deadline first reported McDermitt’s casting.

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