Ever since this Netflix legal drama hit its library on May 13th, 2022, it has become quite a sensation on its own. However, we are racing into the third month of 2023 and we haven’t even 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
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.
It's official! I am thrilled to announce #TheLincolnLawyer will be back for a second season @netflix! pic.twitter.com/a6cXajVUkL
— Ted Humphrey (@TedHumphrey_) June 14, 2022
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 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.
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.”
So happy to be bringing back lots of familiar faces in Season 2! #TheLincolnLawyer pic.twitter.com/cdlQhrwi6Q
— 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 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.”
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 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.
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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How many episodes will be constituted 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
When will The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 arrive on Netflix?
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. Given the show is scheduled to wrap filming on March 23rd, 2023 and it will presumably take five to six months for post-production, we don’t guess that The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 would hit the Netflix library before late summer or early fall.
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