We are officially only a few hours away from the release of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2. Can’t wait to see what goes down in Haller’s life, right? If that’s the case, then the second season has been successful in following the tradition of its predecessor.
Ever since this Netflix legal drama hit its library on May 13, 2022, it has become quite a sensation on its own. All the devoted fans of the series are perched on the edge of their seats to watch the series consuming every crumb of information related to the legal drama.
We recommend you sit 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. As per the reports, the second season will consist of 10 new episodes.
— Ted Humphrey (@TedHumphrey_) June 14, 2022
When will The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 arrive on Netflix?
In June 2023, Netflix announced that The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 would release in two parts, with the first part premiering on the streaming giant on July 6, 2023, and the second part on August 3rd, 2023. Each part will constitute five episodes.
Season one of The Lincoln Lawyer premiered in May 2022, which led the fans of the show to speculate the arrival of the second season to be in the spring of 2023. Given the show has wrapped filming on March 28th, 2023, and the extra five to six months for post-production, our speculation for the second installment of the show to release in the early fall of 2023 was right.
What to expect from The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2?
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 will then 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 to refuse to answer questions that can aid in further criminal proceedings.
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?
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. As per the reports, 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).” Additionally, on December 16th, 2022, showrunner Ted Humphrey hinted that they will be “bringing back lots of familiar faces.”
— Ted Humphrey (@TedHumphrey_) December 16, 2022
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
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 of them.
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.”
Quite recently, The Wrap also confirmed that Mexican actress Angélica María will also be joining the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2. She will play the role of Mickey’s mother, Elena. The Wrap describes her character as:
“Elena is described as a prominent film and television actress who regards herself as a star who was married to a star attorney in Mickey’s father — a self-centered mother who wants to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. Her need to be center stage has warped her relationship with her son.”
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?
The production of the series was initially supposed to start on October 31st, 2022, and was supposed to take place in Los Angeles. As per the reports, the filming continued for almost six months and was 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.
Your favorite mobile lawyer is back for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/q8v75Skidy
— Ted Humphrey (@TedHumphrey_) November 15, 2022
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.”
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Although filming was initially slated to wrap on March 23rd, 2023, it wrapped on March 28th, 2023. The announcement was made through an Instagram post by writer/showrunner Dailyn Rodrigue. Rodrigue captions the post with:
“Today is the last day of production for Season Two of Lincoln Lawyer. This is my fifth season of television working with one of my best friends, @matthewlbrmn. He’s not only an amazing human but a talented writer/producer.
We couldn’t have done this season without him or any of the writers. It’s a talented and kind group of people. Ted and I are so lucky.
We also couldn’t have done it without this phenomenal cast and crew. It takes a village.
Can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve cooked up.”
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How many episodes will be there in The Lincoln Lawyer season 2?
As mentioned previously, the second season of this Netflix legal drama is slated to consist of 10 episodes. The first episode of the second season is confirmed to be directed by Rob Seidenglanz. Although we don’t have the full list of episode titles and their directors, here’s what we can gather from the streets of the internet:
- Episode 201 -The Rules of Professional Conduct. Teleplay by Ted Humphrey and directed by Rob Seidenglanz
- Episode 202 – Teleplay by Gladys Rodriguez
- Episode 203 – Teleplay by Dailyn Rodriguez
- Episode 204 – Teleplay by Ryan Hoang Williams
- Episode 205 – Teleplay by Zach Calig
- Episode 206 – Teleplay by Matthew J. Lieberman
- Episode 207
- Episode 208
- Episode 209
- Episode 210
What is the overall performance of The Lincoln Lawyer?
As per Netflix’s Top 10 data, which offers hourly viewing data on the series, the show was able to garner 260.53 million hours in the first four weeks of its premiere. Additionally, the sources also point to a 140% spike in viewership figures in the second week. According to What’s on Netflix, “The Lincoln Lawyer ultimately clocked up over 300 million hours between May 8th and June 19th.”
As per the data extrapolated from FlixPatrol, the show has a wider reach globally, except in certain regions, including Asia and Latin America. Within no time, the show was touted to be the 18th most popular show of 2022 in the Netflix top 10s. Not only that but according to IMDb’s MovieMeter, which calculates inbound traffic to IMDb pages, infers that the show’s popularity exponentially increased in the second week, topping the IMDb charts at number 1.
FAQs on The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2
- Is there an official trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 part 2?
At the time of writing this article, the official trailer of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 part 2 has not been released as of yet. However, the trailer for the first part has been released recently; if you haven’t watched it yet, then we have attached the link of the same above. Go watch it now!
- Where can I watch The Lincoln Lawyer?
You can watch the show on streaming giant Netflix. All the episodes of the first season of The Lincoln Lawyer are available for streaming on Netflix right now.
- Is The Lincoln Lawyer worth watching?
Yes, it is definitely worth watching. And we highly recommend all the readers to watch the first season of The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix if you haven’t already!
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