After the goodbyes of "Suits" Season 7, we'll get hellos in Season 8.



The legal drama's current season is bound to leave a hole in our hearts given that it was renewed without royal-to-be Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane) and her onscreen love, Patrick J. Adams (Mike Ross). Luckily, there's a plan to make up for their departure: Not only has Katherine Heigl boarded the series, recurring star Amanda Schull is set take on a bigger role. The actress has been promoted to series regular for Season 8, EW reports.



Schull first appeared on the show in Season 2, taking on the role of Katrina Bennett, an associate at the firm back when it was still called Pearson Hardman. The young attorney ended having to resign in the midst of chaos involving Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), but after Rachel convinced her father, Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce), to hire her, Katrina was able to get her career back on track. Now that Schull been promoted, we'll get to continue to follow her character's story.



Along with the "Center Stage" vet, recurring star Dulé Hill (Alex Williams) has become a series regular. These shakeups will significantly impact the series, but we're hopeful that the story lines will remain as compelling as ever.



"Suits" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network.