” I am a lot of things, but conventional,
it’s not one of them.”
These are the lines by the infamous defense lawyer of California, Mickey Haller, who runs his own practice out of the back of his Lincoln town car with the iconic nameplate ‘NTGUILTY’.
Ever since its inception in Season 1 in May 2022, we have been hooked on this legal thriller. Sown into the existing fabric of other prime-time legal series such as Suits and How to Get Away with Murder, Lincoln Sawyer has captured the undivided attention of the legal drama fan base.
According to the Deadline, The Witcher Season 3 has been dethroned, and Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Part 1 has taken the hot seat on the week of July 10 to July 16 with 8.3M views across five episodes.
The date for the release of Part 2 has been set on August 3rd, 2023, and we can expect the same reaction, if not better.
Will there be a Season 3 of Lincoln Lawyer? If so, when?
We know you are anticipating the deets on this, so continue reading to find out!
Lincoln Lawyer Season 3: A Possible Comeback
After leaving us in the throes of yet another cliffhanger in Season 2, Part 1 of Lincoln Lawyer, Netflix has officially released the trailer for Season 2, Part 2. You can officially stream Part 2 on Netflix on August 3rd, 2023, which is fast approaching.
Will the favorite legal drama be back for another season? While speculations are underway, there has not been an official announcement regarding greenlighting Season 3 for a comeback.
However, we are not entirely ruling out the possibility.
Keep reading to know why!
Where we left off in Season 2 Part 1
It has become a trademark feature of most of the recent series to have two parts in a season. This trait has a notorious habit of building suspense and ending the part on a cliffhanging climax, whose expectancy can only be quenched upon the release of the second part.
Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Part 1 followed suit of this trajectory. After a whirlwind of a journey with Mickey Haller (played by Manuel Garcia Ruffalo) in the first season, he now has to face the biggest defense trial of his life. This time it is to protect his blooming love interest Lisa Trammell (played by Lana Parrilla), who has been convicted of murder.
With a series of potholed events, it brings us to an apogee where the chain of evidence linked to the Lisa Trammell murder conviction was pointing towards her being guilty of the crime. This is in retrospect of the missing hammer (murder weapon), the presence of Lisa at the crime scene, and her garden gloves smeared with the victim’s blood.
All this evidence is cementing the foundations of yet another prediction miss on the part of our defense lawyer Mickey, who took up the case because he believed Lisa to be innocent.
Mickey had faced a similar conundrum in Season 1 with the Trevor murder conviction case. Is he wrong again? Will he question his stance as a defense lawyer to innocent victims who are convicted of murder under the camouflage of a higher dilemma?
That is what we will find out in Season 2 Part 2 of Lincoln Lawyer, which is set to release on 3rd August, 2023.
From hindsight, Part 2 looks like a conclusion to Part 1, which will deliver the verdict on Lisa Trammell. We will figure out whether she is actually guilty or is another innocent victim convicted for a crime she didn’t commit.
Here are a few other questions Part 2 will answer:
- Who were the people who beat up Mickey in the parking garage and left him unconscious?
- Is Lisa Trammell actually guilty? Or is she another innocent victim who yearns to be saved by Mickey like Izzy (Mickey’s chauffeur) and Jesus?
- Will Mickey do the unthinkable, given the chain of consequences following his need to save these people?; Aboard the more conventional way of fighting cases.
You will find out on August 3rd, 2023.
Why we think there should be a Lincoln Lawyer Season 3
If you are a true Lincoln Lawyer fan, you would know that the series is a rendition of the Bestselling book series by Mickey Haller.
Season 1 was based on the second book in the franchise, The Brass Verdict, while Season 2 is depicted on the fourth book in the series, The Fifth Witness, whose excerpt reads,
But now the bank’s CEO has been found beaten to death – and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder…”
This series consists of seven novels, namely:
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)
- The Brass Verdict (on which Season 1 is based) (2008)
- The Reversal (2010)
- The Fifth Witness(2011) (on which Season 2 is based)
- The Gods of Guilt (2013)
- The Law of Innocence(2020)
- Resurrection Walk (2023, November 7th) pre-order from Amazon.
Given that there are seven books in total, and only two have been depicted, Season 3 will likely pick up from any of the above-mentioned books. If you want to explore the bookworm side of you and make predictions, the links above will redirect you to the Amazon storefront, where you can purchase them.
If Season 3 is to be greenlit, from the past trajectory that followed, we can predict Netflix to notify us in the first half of 2024. However, it is also sensible to note the backdrop of the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike that may deflect this decision. Neflix will also wait for the response to Season 2 Part 2 of Lincoln Lawyer before giving Season 3 the go-ahead.
Stay tuned to this space to know more!