Making television very rewarding, fun: ‘Suits’ showrunner

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Aaron Korsh, showrunner of hit show “Suits”, says working for television is rewarding and fun, but it can be difficult sometimes.

Asked if thinks of potentially doing two shows at the same time slightly overwhelming, Korsh said yes.

“Making television is very rewarding and fun, but it can be very difficult if you love the characters that you’re dealing with. I have always been daunted by the prospect of another season of solely ‘Suits’,” hollywoodreporter.com quoted Korsh as saying.

He added: “And then a couple of years ago, we explored doing a pilot and that was daunting, even though I was on it in more of a supervisory capacity and I had a great writer who I knew could handle it. It still was daunting thinking about casting and all the things that come with even doing a pilot. That thing didn’t go to series, but even if it had, the work would have tripled or something.

“So it’s new muscles, it’s a new endeavour and I feel like if you’re not scared you’re either stupid or crazy. I was petrified to create and run my own show in the first place. I did this with the Writers Guild training program and I think they tell you, ‘Be afraid, be very afraid’. It’s a fear of not doing your best. But if that fear drives you to do a good job and lean on people that can help, then I think that’s how you do it successfully.”

“Suits” season six finale aired in India on Saturday on Comedy Central. It has already been renewed for the seventh season.

Is there a world where you could see “Suits” going beyond a seventh season?

“Yeah, sure. I don’t see why not. My feeling on ‘Suits’ in the early days was that it would go likely at least six, possibly seven and up to eight. But I wouldn’t limit it to only eight now when I see shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ lasting much longer,” he said to hollywoodreporter.com.

“It’s still a very popular show within the network and I think worldwide. Other than that, it still has a lot of stories left to tell with our original cast, and maybe if we also bring in new people I could see it going beyond, absolutely,” he added.

“Suits” brings the fast-paced world of a Manhattan corporate law firm to television. The story starts when senior associate Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) makes a risky move by hiring Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout, as his associate.

The sixth season focuses on Mike facing the tough reality of prison life, with his relationship with his fiancée Rachel (played by Meghan Markle), and the future of Pearson Specter Litt hanging in the balance. It also stars Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman.

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