"Suits" is on a mid-season hiatus and won't return until January of 2013. Right before the show went off the air, fans had to say goodbye to Mike's grandmother, played by Rebecca Schull. But as one Schull leaves "Suits," another one joins the cast of this gripping legal drama set at prestigious law firm Pearson Hardman.
The newest face joining the cast of USA's "Suits" is none other than Amanda Schull (no relation to Rebecca Schull). Amanda Schull is perhaps best known to TV fans as Meredith Sorenson on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars." In addition, she had a starring role in the 2000 film "Center Stage" and is an accomplished ballerina, who performed for many years with the San Francisco Ballet.
Schull is a great addition to the cast of "Suits" for many reasons. For one, she's young and very pretty. And coming off of "Pretty Little Liars," she's bound to bring along some younger fans, which could help ensure that "Suits" get a boost in viewership from teens and young adults. She's a logical addition to a show that stays fresh by virtue of a mostly young cast with an indie pop soundtrack.
Schull will play Katrina Bennett, an assistant district attorney described as "an ambitious go-getter who knows how to play people's weaknesses to get what she wants." Her experience on "Pretty Little Liars" reveals that she can play the role perfectly. On "PLL," Schull plays Meredith, who excels at getting what she wants. Fans of the show will recall that Meredith makes waves every time Aria tries to keep Meredith and Byron apart.
Another great aspect of Schull's character will be her interaction with Gabriel Macht's character, attorney Harvey Specter. Fans of "Suits" will recall that Season 1 closed out with some interesting revelations about Harvey's own stint in the DA's office, which Schull's character is likely to bring back to the surface.
In addition, Schull's character could provide a great professional and romantic foil for Specter. Mike Ross seems to be at the center of all the relationship drama, whereas Harvey hasn't been seen rolling in the sheets with anyone in quite some time. It's definitely time for Harvey Specter to have a love interest that lasts for more than a single episode, and perhaps Schull's character can fit the bill nicely.
With the mid-season finale of "Suits" scoring great ratings numbers for the network, Schull's move to this USA legal drama is a smart one for her and an exciting development for fans of the program.