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‘Suits’ recruits ‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley for recurring role


When Suits returns for its third season in July, fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones will recognize a familiar face. On Tuesday, news broke that Michelle Fairley has signed on for a recurring role in the legal drama.

According to, which first reported the casting, Fairley will play Ava Hessington. Ava is a British entrepreneur who runs a successful international oil company. When she’s faced with a lawsuit that may cost her the family business, Ava turns to Harvey for help. She will first appear in the season premiere on July 16.

The news comes as the internet continues to buzz over this week’s Game of Thrones, which (SPOILER ALERT) ended with the death of Fairley’s character, Catelyn Stark. On Suits, Fairley will be joining her Game of Thrones costar Conleth Hill, who will resume his role as Edward Darby, the head of the British firm Jessica merged with in the season finale.

Suits returns Tuesday, July 16 at 10 p.m. on the USA Network.

Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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