The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2: What we know so far

The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2: A complete guide on this Netflix’s legal drama
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It’s almost been 10 months now and we haven’t inched closer to the second season of The Lincoln Lawyer. All the devoted fans of the series are perched on the edge of their seats to hear some update or even a crumb of information related to the legal drama. If you’re one of them, then we would recommend sitting comfortably in your seat, because we have compiled all the latest updates regarding The Lincoln Lawyer season 2.

Featuring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the lead role, The Lincoln Lawyer is a legal drama based on Michael Connelly’s book, The Brass Verdict. The Netflix original recapitulates the fictional story of Haller as a lawyer and an array of cases he is assigned after a mysterious murder of his contemporary, followed by Haller’s recovery from a tragic incident.

Ever since season one premiered on Netflix, it has garnered exponential popularity for its procedural setting, intricately connected with mystery, exuding lighthearted summer vibes. This explains the increasing viewership figures and also the consistency of the show’s position in Netflix’s Top 10 for multiple weeks.

That being said, the season 2 renewal was a no-brainer. Also based upon Michael Connelly’s work, The Fifth Witness, the second season will certainly feature Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the lead role.

For those unversed, The Lincoln Lawyer is created by David E. Kelley, and here’s the official plotline of the series: “Sidelined after an accident, hotshot Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career – and his trademark Lincoln – when he takes on a murder case.”

When was The Lincoln Lawyer officially renewed for a second season?

The Lincoln Lawyer was officially renewed for a second season by Netflix on June 14, 2022. Not only that but it was also announced that Dailyn Rodriguez, who is largely popular for Queen of the South, will be serving as the co-showrunner alongside Ted Humphrey for the second season. According to What’s on Netflix, the second season will consist of 10 new episodes.

What to expect from The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2?

Is Lincoln Lawyer season 2 coming to Netflix in October?

We know that The Lincoln Lawyer season one ended on a cliffhanger, featuring a scene where Mickey is going for a surf, all unaware of a mysterious man whose identity is veiled from the viewers except for a tattoo on his forearm, watching him from afar. Be that as it may, the devoted viewers of the series will have an epiphany upon seeing that man as they would connect the dots and infer that he is probably the same man who was recalled on the stand by a key witness in Jesus Menendez’s case, Glory Days.

For those unversed, Menendez was fallaciously convicted for a murder he did not commit and thereby faced redundant imprisonment for the same. However, in season one, we see that he was freed when Glory testified that he was genuinely innocent. In fact, he also explicated that the real killer was a man with a tattooed forearm. Glory does not reveal his identity, but a moment later, when the concluding scene features that tattooed forearm, stalking Mickey on the beach, we know that Mickey will be in great trouble. Presumably, the second season then will recapitulate the fallout of Glory’s testimony and the conjuncture of the mysterious man and Mickey.

As previously mentioned, The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 is confirmed to be based on Connelley’s book, The Fifth Witness. In this book, we see Mickey defending the long-standing client Lisa Trammel, who has been accused of killing her husband. The significance of the plot lies in Mickey’s persuasion of a key witness to take the Fifth Amendment before giving his testimony. This alludes to the right of refusing to answer questions that can aid in further criminal proceedings. 

Is Lincoln Lawyer season 2 coming to Netflix in October?

Here’s a quick rundown of The Fifth Witness, courtesy of GoodReads:

“Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too–and he’s certain he’s on the right trail.

Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.”

Who are the cast members of The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2?

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On October 26, 2022, Lana Parrilla was reported to be joining the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2. Not only that but more recently Yana DaCosta, who is famous for her role as April Sexton in Chicago Med and Angela Vaughn in Fox’s Our Kind of People, will also be joining the cast of the second season of The Lincoln Lawyer. According to What’s on Netflix, Lana Parilla will play Lisa Trammell described as a beloved chef and community advocate struggling to keep her restaurant afloat as a predatory real estate developer threatens the neighborhood around her.”

According to Deadline, Yaya will be reprising the recurring role of Andrea Freemann, who is described as “a cut-throat prosecutor and Mickey Haller’s (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) undefeated courtroom rival, who is also a friend of his ex-wife Maggie (Neve Campbell).”

The expected cast members of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 include:

  • Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller
  • Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson (recurring)
  • Becki Newton as Lorna
  • Jazz Raycole as Izzy
  • Angus Sampson as Cisco
  • Krista Warner as Hayley Haller
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2: When is it streaming on Netflix?
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Although Neve Campbell will be reprising her role as Maggie McPherson, her role has been reduced from a series regular to recurring, owing to her newly acquired lead role in the upcoming ABC series Avalon, which is also created by The Lincoln Lawyer creator David E. Kelley. It’s quite unfortunate we won’t be seeing Campbell in every episode, but it’s still exciting to see her popping in a few episodes.

As per the latest update given by Deadline in January 2023, Matt Angel will be joining the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer. In an Instagram post shared by Angel, the news was confirmed as it was captioned with, “Excited to join this team for season 2.” According to Deadline, Angel will play “Henry Dahl, a cosmopolitan erudite with a hipster haircut and clothes. He is the host of a successful true crime podcast that acts the role of a good Samaritan.”

In addition to the above-mentioned cast members, Robert Horry, Clint Carmichael as Mitchell Bondurant, Douglas Bennet as Kaz, and Ryan W. Garcia as René Morales, will be joining as the guest roles.

What is the production status of The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2?

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The production of the series started on October 31st, 2022 and it took place in Los Angeles. As per the reports, the filming will continue for almost six months and is scheduled to wrap on March 23rd, 2023. If we take into consideration the production as well as the post-production schedule, we can infer that it is slightly longer than season 1, but that is probably because of multiple holidays. As per Michael Connelly’s Instagram account, we were updated that the second season began filming on November 1st, 2022. The post was captioned with:

 “From the set of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2: I’m excited to report we have started filming season 2. It’s so nice to be back on the set again. This year we are adapting The Fifth Witness and have some amazing new additions to the cast, crew and writing team. It’s gonna be great! – MC.”

This brings us to the most obvious question…

When will The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 arrive on Netflix?

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Season one of The Lincoln Lawyer premiered in May 2022, which leads the fans of the show to speculate the arrival of the second season to be in the spring of 2023. Be that as it may, that was not the case this time since the show was not enlisted in the recently released February line-up of new movies and shows released by Netflix. There is a high possibility of the show not making a return by fall 2023.

Netflix Life also contends that “the season could drop by October or November 2023.” On the other hand, What’s on Netflix states, “We’re not expecting the show to return until at least Summer 2023, with a Fall 2023 release date more likely, given we know it takes months for post-production and localization for the series to finish.”

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