How Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Gave ‘Suits’ a Massive Netflix Comeback: Patrick J. Adams Spills

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Influence on “Suits” Revival

The ripple effect of a royal wedding isn’t limited to fashion trends or philanthropic endeavors. In a quirky turn of events, the classic legal drama, “Suits,” is experiencing a resounding renaissance, and its stars believe there’s a regal reason behind it. Patrick J. Adams, one of the lead actors, didn’t miss the opportunity to cheekily acknowledge this royal link.

The Instagram Nod

In a witty update to his social media, the 42-year-old actor adjusted his Instagram bio to reflect the newfound fame: “The guy from that show you’re watching on that app because that girl married that prince.” It’s a clear nod to his former co-star, Meghan Markle, and her marriage to Prince Harry. Their bond isn’t just on-screen; Adams was among the guests when the Duchess of Sussex walked down the aisle in 2018.

“I have no doubt I could pick up the phone and call her at any moment, but I don’t know what I would say,” Adams candidly expressed during that time, highlighting the intimidating aura of royalty.

“Suits” Strikes Streaming Gold

It’s not just an actor’s playful comment. The numbers affirm it. Between June 26 to July 2, “Suits” amassed a staggering 3 billion viewing minutes across two leading streaming platforms: Peacock and Netflix. Specifically, on Netflix, the show’s debut season registered over 26 million hours in a single week. Such impressive figures ensured its position in Netflix’s Top 10 Series for a month.

The drama, with a storyline delving into the life of Mike Ross (played by Adams), captures his journey in a bustling New York law firm. Alongside him are notable characters, including Harvey Specter, Donna Paulson, and the charming Rachel Zane, brought to life by Meghan Markle.

Markle’s Departure from the Screen

Meghan Markle’s portrayal of Rachel Zane wasn’t just lauded on-screen. She was equally cherished off it, forming strong friendships with her co-stars. However, post her engagement announcement to Prince Harry in 2017, fans received the news that she’d be bowing out of the show after its seventh season.

The show’s legacy endures, with all nine seasons available on Netflix for fans, both old and new, to relish.

In a world where streaming content is consumed voraciously, the rebirth of “Suits” underscores the impact of global events, celebrity lives, and how they interlace to influence pop culture trends.

Source: People