Suits has shared the first clip of Meghan Markle’s replacement in action

Who is Samantha Wheeler?

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Who is Samantha Wheeler?

This week Meghan Markle's last ever episode of Suits aired, seeing her character Rachel Zane finally marry long time beau Mike Ross.

Royal fans were, naturally, loving it as it was a sneak peak of what Meghan Markle will actually look like as a bride, when she marries Prince Harry next month.

(Image credit: © USA Network)

(Image credit: © USA Network)

But Suits is already moving on, having just introduced Meghan's replacement to our screens: none other rom com legend, Katherine Heigl.

The actress, who starred as Isobel Stevens on Grey's Anatomy for five years, is returning to TV screens as the (very intimidating) Samantha Wheeler.

'Joining Suits was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an EP I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of,' Heigl said in a statement earlier this year.

'I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.'

The show has now shared a clip of her Season 8 debut, and obviously she's wearing a power suit because, Suits.

Kind of badass, no?

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Lucy Abbersteen
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