Stephen Amell Lands Lead Role in NBC’s “Suits L.A.” Pilot

Stephen Amell at the Starz
Stephen Amell at the Starz "Heels" TV show premiere in Los Angeles in August 2021. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (12255199eo)

Legal drama Suits experienced a true boom on streaming services last year, and its long-awaited spin-off is officially happening. Shortly after giving Suits L.A. a green light, NBC tapped Arrow star Stephen Amell to lead the pilot.

Amell will lead the series in the role of Ted Black, the former New York federal prosecutor who left his old life behind to start a new law firm in Los Angeles. The pilot catches up with him 15 years later, and here’s what it has in store, according to NBC’s official logline:

“His firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career… All of this is going on while events from years ago slowly unravel that led Ted to leave behind everything and everyone he loved.”

Black will be joined by a group of characters who are constantly testing their loyalties to each other and can’t help but mix their personal and professional lives. Casting is underway, and the production will kick off in Vancouver, Canada in late March.

Victoria Mahoney will direct the pilot and serve as one of its executive producers, alongside Suits creator Aaron Korsh and his fellow EPs David Bartis, Doug Liman, and Gene Klein.