Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle might be leaving USA Network’s legal drama show, “Suits.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s power couple who has been a part of the series since it made its debut in 2011, will not continue as a series regular in Season 8.
Adams started on the show as Mike, Harvey’s personal associate, who was hired despite not having a license to practice law.
Markle co-stars as Rachel Zane, a paralegal-turned-lawyer at the show’s law firm.
Rachel and Mike are currently engaged n the show, and their long-postponed wedding is expected to finally happen in the upcoming final episode of season seven.
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“Suits” is the longest-running show on USA Network and its second-highest-rated show. According to EW, discussions are still ongoing regarding Adam’s exit.
Adams and Markle’s exit will leave original series regulars Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, and Sarah Rafferty to hold carry on the show.
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Adams and Markle won’t be the first regulars to exit the show. In 2016, Gina Torres left “Suits.” However, she has since her exit returned as a guest star in season six and is expected to headline her own spin-off series.
THR also reports that should Adams exit the show as a series regular, he still has the opportunity to potentially return in season eight in a guest, recurring or directing capacity.
“Suits” will return for the second half of season 7 in 2018.