The latest part of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 dropped on August 3rd, 2023, and the fans just couldn’t digest what happened in the end (if you have watched the latest part, you know what we mean). Mickey Haller’s Lincoln hollered on the streets of Los Angeles and swiped off the legal ethos of its feet with this soaring victory in the courtroom, proving his lover-turned-client Lisa Trammel not guilty of the murder of a hotshot businessman.
Ever since the second season of this Netflix legal drama hit its library on July 6, 2023, it became quite a sensation on its own. 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.
Be that as it may, there is no word about the future of The Lincoln Lawyer as of yet, and considering that the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are still ongoing, we are quite dubious about the same. If you’re also sailing in the same boat, then you have come to the right shore because we have compiled all the latest crumbs of information for you that can help you at least gauge the possibilities of this show.
Has Netflix renewed The Lincoln Lawyer for season 3?
At the time of writing this article, The Lincoln Lawyer has not been renewed for a third season, unfortunately. However, that’s no reason to be down in the dumps because rumors suggest that there might be a third season, even though Netflix has refused to comment on whether a third season has been greenlit or not.
In conversation with NYTimes, showrunner Ted Humphrey confirmed that a writer’s room for the third season had been set up before the WGA strike took flight on May 1st, 2023. That means if the strikes cease to continue, we might have a third season.
When asked about the future of the show, Humphrey said:
“Right now it depends not only on how Season 2 does but also on the resolution of the strikes. We had to shut down our writers’ room for Season 3 when the Writers Guild contract expired. We’ve done Michael Connelly picket events where Michael and the staff from “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Bosch” have picketed together. We’re out there because the issues are real and have to be resolved, and the only way that’s going to happen is by the companies sitting back down with us to make a fair deal. Hopefully, that happens soon, and once it does, we will be back to work on a third season.”
The WGA listing confirms Humphrey’s statement as the title of the show appears in their litany, suggesting that the show would have been renewed for a third season if it hadn’t been for the strikes, but as the showrunner said, these “issues are real and have to be resolved.”
What can we expect to happen in The Lincoln Lawyer season 3?
Glory Days is dead. Maggie has moved out of LA. Lorna and Cisco have married. Izzy will no longer be the driver of Mickey; she has her own dance studio. So much is shifting in Mickey’s life. But one thing that grabs the attention of the viewers is the looming threat to his life that haunts him in the last episode of the second season, being the defense council that he is.
In the first part of the second season, fans were left flabbergasted by the ending of Haller being beaten up and held at gunpoint by a mob of strangers. It left the viewers concerned about his fate. With the opening of the second part, fans are relieved as Izzy finds him in due time and takes him to the ER, where he gets incessant flashbacks of his childhood, which reveals that Mickey’s reckless behavior stems from his childhood.
Using unthinkable tactics to get back at the ferocious, headstrong prosecutor-nemesis Andrea Freemann and fight one of his toughest legal battles only to dig out the not-so-innocent identity of his client, the second season, based on Michael Connelly’s The Fifth Witness adds more nuance to Mickey’s life that can only be peeled off and added to in the third season.
“Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP – 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.
When Mickey learns that the victim was his former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she is back in LA and back in life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.
Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.”
Who are the expected cast members in The Lincoln Lawyer season 3?
Owing to the paucity of information on the renewal status of The Lincoln Lawyer, not much has been known about the cast members of the potential third season. However, we expect the following cast members to reprise their respective roles in the third season as well:
- 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
- Lana Parrilla as Lisa Trammell
- Yaya Da Costa as Andrea Freemann
- Matt Angel as Henry Dahl
- Angélica María as Elena
- Clint Carmichael as Mitchell Bondurant
- Douglas Bennet as Kaz
- Ryan W. Garcia as René Morales
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.”
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.
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