Suits isn’t the only USA Network series looking to make a comeback.
There is “very legitimate talk” about a revival of fellow “blue skies” drama White Collar, star Matt Bomer told TVLine on Friday while promoting his Showtime limited series Fellow Travelers.
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“There has been talk. It’s actually very legitimate talk, it’s in conversation,” said Bomer, who played White Collar con man Neal Caffrey for six seasons. The actor went on to add that “a lot of things need to fall into place, but there is a plan in effect, at least, so we’ll see what happens.”
But what about about the passing of Willie Garson, who portrayed Neal’s beloved friend and fan-favorite character Mozzie? Garson’s death in September 2021, reportedly after a battle with cancer, presents not only a big loss for the fictional world of White Collar, but also for Bomer, who paid tribute to his friend and former co-star when he died, as well as on the one-year anniversary of Garson’s passing.
“Obviously, that’s the first thing that came to my mind, but I felt that what [creator] Jeff Eastin presented to [star] Tim [DeKay] and I honors what he contributed to the show and honors him as a person,” Bomer shared. “There’s no way I would ever be involved with it again if it didn’t do so. So I think it’s a way for him to, in some ways, still be a part of the show.”
White Collar aired for six seasons from 2009–2014 and followed charming con man Neal Caffrey (Bomer), who was paired with FBI Special Agent in Charge Peter Burke (DeKay) as a criminal informant. In addition to Garson, the cast also included Tiffani Thiessen (as Peter’s wife, Elizabeth Burke); Marsha Thomason (as FBI Special Agent Diana Berrigan); and Sharif Atkins (as FBI Special Agent Clinton Jones). Additionally, Hilarie Burton heavily recurred as Sara Ellis, an insurance investigator-turned-love interest for Neal, while the late Diahann Carroll portrayed June Ellington, a widow who offered Neal her guest room.
The idea of a revival was previously floated in May 2020, with Bomer saying during a virtual cast reunion, “There’s nothing that I would want more than to be on a set with this group of people again.”
20th Television (the studio behind White Collar) had no comment. TVLine has also reached out to reps for USA Network for comment.
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