8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Suits' Admits 'Chaos' Alum as 'Perfect Match' for Harvey
USA Network's Suits is adding a new foil for Harvey (Gabriel Macht).
Chaos and Casino Royale alum Christina Cole has booked a recurring role on the drama from Aaron Korsh, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
In the fifth season premiere, Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left the firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) will shift form working for Harvey to his longtime rival Louis (Rick Hoffman).
Cole will play Dr. Paula Agard, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist specializing in high-end corporate consulting. A perfect match for Harvey, the two of them will play a game of cat and mouse throughout the season. She will debut in the season premiere.
Following the season four finale, showrunner Korsh told THR that Donna leaving Harvey "could lay the foundation for them ultimately getting together, or it could lay the foundation for her ultimately moving on and getting with someone else."
"However, if she was really fully ready to move on, she wouldn’t have gone to work for someone within the firm, she would have left," he said. "So subconsciously I don’t think she’s ready to move on and maybe she is hoping this gets Harvey to change his mind or see her in a certain way."
Suits returns June 24 at 9 p.m. on USA Network. Cole is repped by ICM Partners and Conway van Gelder Grant.