The Lincoln Lawyer has been in theatres in the United States for over ten years. Fans of Michael Connelly’s popular crime drama will be able to see the story unfold once more a decade later, as Netflix adapts it into an Original series. We’ll keep you up to date on The Lincoln Lawyer’s plot, casting news, production updates, and Netflix release date.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a new Netflix Original crime drama series based on author Michael Connelly’s novel of the same name.
The show was set to premiere on CBS, but it was cancelled before it could air. Netflix is rumoured to be taking over the production in September 2020.
A+E Studios later sued ViacomCBS for cancelling the series in the summer of 2021.
In January 2021, Netflix announced the series, promising to “serve up the complex and mysterious arcs fans know and love with a mix of light-hearted humour.” “I’m thrilled to call Netflix our home,” Connelly added. And I’m thrilled to bring this rich, multi-layered story full of intriguing characters and mysteries to millions of viewers around the world – both old and new fans.”
This isn’t the first time Michael Connelly’s works have been adapted for the big screen. You may recall that Lionsgate released their adaptation of the film in 2011.
The film had a $40 million budget and reportedly made just under $90 million at the box office.
A+E Studios is producing Connelly’s courtroom drama, with Ted Humphrey serving as showrunner, executive producer, and one of the writers. Humphrey is best known for his work on CBS’s The Good Wife and Syfy’s Incorporated.
Ross Fineman will also serve as an executive producer on the series, as will David E. Kelly, who will also serve as a writer and executive producer.
Season 1 of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer Production Schedule
According to a production schedule, production would last until October 29th, 2021. According to IMDbPro, pre-production began in January 2021, and post-production began in late July 2021.
The series was filmed in Los Angeles, California. The series was shot in notable locations such as Marina del Ray, the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Spring Street, and Grand Avenue. Humphrey has stated in interviews that the majority of the show takes place in Downtown Los Angeles.
Ted Humphrey discussed how the show had to adapt while filming during COVID, stating that there were no shutdowns and “very few cases.”
He went on to say that because of the procedures in place, everyone had to arrive on set extra early, which made the days longer and more difficult.
As of December 2021, the show was still in post-production but was nearing completion. When it is handed over to Netflix, it must go through the technical and localization processes.
What is The Lincoln Lawyer’s plot?
The plot of the series will be largely the same as that of the book and subsequent film.
Humphrey stated that we will spend equal time in his iconic Lincoln as well as in the courtroom. He also hinted that there would be one overarching court case that would play out throughout the season. Humphrey described the series in three words: “compelling,” “authentic,” and “fun.”
Who is the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer?
The Lincoln Lawyer’s main cast includes Neve Campbell (Scream) as Maggie McPherson.
Mickey Haller is played by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven).
Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) stars as Lorna, Jazz Raycole (Jericho) stars as Izzy, and Angus Sampson (Mad Max: Fury Road) stars as Cisco.
Trevor Elliott is played by Christopher Gorham (Netflix’s Insatiable).
The following recurring actors/actresses (many of whom were announced in April 2021) also star in the series:
Detective Raymond Griggs is played by Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine.
As a Judge, LisaGay Hamilton Mary Holder is a woman who is passionate about her
As Detective, Jamie McShane Lee Lankford is a British actor who has appeared in several films
Angelo Soto (Reggie Lee)
Hayley Haller is played by Krista Warner in this film.
Teddy Vogul (Chris Browning)
Foreman of the Jury, Anthony Elfonzia
It is not a spin-off of the 2011 film because the series is based on the story. As a result, Matthew McConaughey will not appear in the series.
When will The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 be available on Netflix?
Netflix has confirmed that there will be ten episodes of The Lincoln Lawyer. Each episode will be 60 minutes in length.
Netflix announced in early April 2022 that the new series will premiere on May 13th, 2022. It will be available on Netflix around the world.