It’s been a decade since The Lincoln Lawyer debuted in theaters all over the the US. In a recent event, Netflix is coming up with the story unfolding as an original series. The upcoming crime drama series is based upon a novel by Michael Connelly. The series was first been set for CBS but was canceled and didn’t move forward.
It was said that Netflix might take up the project in September 2020 but in 2021 A+E studios canceled the series. Netflix revealed the series back in January 2021 and Connelly wrote a brief blog post for Netflix regarding the announcement about the upcoming series on Netflix as per Collider, “What a year 2020 was. As writers we are used to sheltering in place, but this was different. It was the first time since college where I found myself unable to write for five weeks. But then things started to look up. In November, I released the sixth installment in The Lincoln Lawyer book series, The Law of Innocence. It had been seven years since the last book, and Mickey Haller had been ruminating in my mind.”
“Today, I’m excited to announce that after a bit of a journey, Mickey Haller will come to life once again on screen – this time in the TV series adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer coming to Netflix and starring the wonderful and talented Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. The Lincoln Lawyer series will be adapted to serve up the complex and mysterious arcs fans know and love with a mix of light-hearted humor and a dose of family dynamics,” the post said.
The post added, “Manuel is the ideal Mickey Haller, as Haller follows in the footsteps of his attorney father with the showmanship of his Mexican movie star mother. Manuel brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role — one that aligns with the books and will give the show the opportunity to celebrate the Latinx heritage and roots of this Los Angeles-based story. I’m thrilled to call Netflix our home. And I’m excited to bring this rich, multilayered story filled with intriguing characters and mysteries to solve to millions of viewers — both old and new fans — around the world.”
The Lincoln Lawyer Netflix release date
As the filming started back in 2021, we can expect the upcoming series to premier anytime in spring or summer 2022.
We started shooting The Lincoln Lawyer show today for @netflix. After a year-long covid delay we shot our first scene with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo @rulfomanuel as Mickey Haller. The book is The Brass Verdict and the script is by David E. Kelley. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/66weMORAYk
— Michael Connelly (@Connellybooks) March 30, 2021
Michael Connelly posted on Twitter on August 3, 2021, and confirmed that filming had finished on Season 1.
The Lincoln Lawyer season one filming has wrapped. I think we have something really good. Can’t wait to share it with the world. -MC#TheMartiniShot #Netflix pic.twitter.com/Zw8CTTHKdz
— Michael Connelly (@Connellybooks) August 3, 2021
The Lincoln Lawyer Cast
In the upcoming show, you will see Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller, Becki Newton as Lorna, Jazz Raycole as Izzy, Angus Sampson as Cisco, Christopher Gorham as Trevor Elliott, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Detective Raymond Griggs, LisaGay Hamilton as Judge Mary Holder, Jamie McShane as Detective Lee Lankford, Reggie Lee as Angelo Soto and Krista Warner as Hayley Haller.
The Lincoln Lawyer Plot
The upcoming series will have a plot same as the book and the movie.
The series will largely follow exactly the same plot as the book and the subsequent movie. You will see that things are up for Mickey Haller after going through wrong turns for two years Haller returns back to the courtroom. He fights for the biggest case he had yet. The series will revolve around crime and drama.
Here is what the official synopsis says, “Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent’s killer may be coming for him next. Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent’s killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.”
The Lincoln Lawyer Episodes
Netflix confirmed that the upcoming series will have ten episodes. Each episode will have a run time of 60 minutes.