Suits is returning for its eighth season on July 18, without two of its stars, Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle. But there will be no shortage of drama in their absence, thanks to the addition of former Grey鈥檚 Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, who is already shaking things up in a new teaser for the series.

Heigl will play Samantha Wheeler, a new partner at Pearson Specter Litt, who, according to Variety, 鈥渃hallenges the status quo and will either become the firm鈥檚 greatest ally or most powerful enemy.鈥

The new teaser seems to back that up. Heigl鈥檚 character butts heads with both Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Alex (Dul茅 Hill), while Louis (Rick Hoffman) tells her that she has a reputation 鈥 and it鈥檚 not necessarily a good one.

鈥淗arvey, we need to figure out what we鈥檙e going to do about this woman,鈥 Donna (Sarah Rafferty) warns.

News of Heigl鈥檚 casting was announced in January. At the time, she told Variety, 鈥淛oining Suits was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an [executive producer] I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of. I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.鈥

Macht spoke with Entertainment Tonight about his new costar in April, teasing some tension between his character and Heigl鈥檚. 鈥淭here are a lot of similarities between [Heigl鈥檚] character, Samantha Wheeler, and Harvey. As you鈥檒l see in the first couple of episodes, they go head to head. They鈥檙e truly adversarial, but they sometimes mirror each other in their actions and their manipulative ways to accomplish what they need. There鈥檚 something charming about that and exciting. 鈥 [Heigl] gets the rhythm of the speech. She is really, really free with the material 鈥 spontaneous. She鈥檚 just been nailing it.鈥

Season 8 of Suits premieres on Wednesday, July 18, at 9pm on USA Network.

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