The Lincoln Lawyer renewed for season 2 at Netflix

The Lincoln Lawyer, renewed, season 2, Netflix

Netflix has handed out a season 2 renewal to The Lincoln Lawyer. With the news of the season two pickup, also comes word that Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, and Angus Simpson will all be returning.

The 10-episode second season will be based on the fourth book in The Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly, “The Fifth Witness.” The series is also getting a new executive producer and co-showrunner as Dailyn Rodriguez of Queen of The South will be joining the team alongside returning Ted Humphrey, who developed the series alongside creator, David E. Kelley, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The Lincoln Lawyer has been a solid hit for Netflix so far. Season 1 premiered May 13, 2022, where it has stayed firm on the Netflix Global Top 10 chart with a cumulative 260.53 million hours viewed as of June 5, 2022, reaching the Top 10 in 90 countries.

The Lincoln Lawyer was originally set up at CBS but the network didn’t go through with it due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. They did promise a series production commitment however and at the time they decided to move forward, two scripts had been written, with two more in development. Logan Marshall-Green was also in negotiations to take on the lead role but once Netflix stepped in to pick up the show straight-to-series with ten episodes, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo was then tapped to headline the project.

Per the series’ official synopsis, “The Lincoln Lawyer follows the redemption of Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo), a Los Angeles attorney who regains much of what he lost due to addiction with hard work and hustle. His success is also thanks to his devoted supporters: his ex-wives Maggie (Campbell) and Lorna (Newton), his driver and unofficial sponsor Izzy (Raycole), and the best investigator in town—and Lorna’s newly minted fiancé—Cisco (Sampson).” Season one is based on the second book in The Lincoln Lawyer series, “The Brass Verdict.”

The Lincoln Lawyer was previously adapted for the big screen in 2011. The film was based on the 2005 novel of the same name and starred Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. The film received mostly positive reviews, securing an 83% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it was moderately successful with a gross of $87.1 million globally on a $40 million budget. The movie also stars Ryan Phillippe, Maria Tomei, Josh Lucas, William H. Macy, and Bryan Cranston.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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