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The Lincoln Lawyer season 2: Everything we know so far


Will Netflix order Lincoln Lawyer season 2? That’s what fans who’ve already binged the first season want to know. While the streamer hasn’t officially greenlit season 2, it feels like a no-brainer. The legal drama dropped just a few days ago and rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s Top 10 list in the U.S. It’s also earning positive reviews, with a 79% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 75 percent audience score. The series is based on Michael Connelly’s popular Mickey Haller crime novels, the first of which was adapted into the 2011 movie starring Matthew McConaughey (which arguably kicked off the McConaissance). David E. Kelley created the series and drew from Connelly’s second book, Brass Verdict, for season 1. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo takes over the lead role of Mickey Haller, a defense attorney whose painkiller addiction upended his career and marriage to prosecutor Maggie McPherson (Neve Campbell). Now sober, Mickey inherits a caseload from a murdered colleague and begins working on them from the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Here’s everything we know so far about The Lincoln Lawyer season 2. Netflix hasn’t yet announced it has renewed The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, so we’ll need confirmation before speculating on a release date. If/when season 2 gets a green light, it might follow a similar schedule to season 1, which filmed from March to August 2021 and premiered May 13, 2022. Nine months is a long post-production period for a legal drama that requires little in the way of special effects. If series creator David E. Kelley and the team of writers can finish season 2’s scripts in a few months, filming could begin as early as this fall and conclude in early spring. If they can speed up post-production, it’s possible fans could get The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 by summer 2023. The cast of The Lincoln Lawyer is led by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller , a defense attorney in Los Angeles who works out of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car rather than an office. He is likely to be joined by several returning series regulars, including: Also possibly making appearances: Before getting into possible storylines for The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, let’s recap what happened in the season 1 finale. It tied up several threads and introduced new ones for Mickey, Maggie, Lorna, and Cisco. Season 1’s big case involves Trevor Elliott, a video game billionaire accused of murdering his wife and her yoga instructor lover Jan. He was found not guilty, but it turns out that he committed the deed and tricked Mickey and the jury. In the finale, Mickey survives an attack by Glenn McSweeney, who was planted as Juror No. 7 from the Trevor Elliott case. A confrontation with Trevor followed, but he claimed not to be behind the hit. However, Trevor is then shot and killed by Carol DuBois, a relative of Jan. In the other major case, Mickey is able to get the exoneration of Jesus Menendez, his former client who was wrongly convicted of murder. He is able to prove that Detective Lankford prevented the testimony of a key witness. On top of all that, Mickey puts the pieces together about who killed Jerry Vincent, his friend who bequeathed him the practice. It turns out to be Judge Holder! She was running a jury-rigging side hustle and Jerry had figured it out. Mickey has her arrested. Meanwhile, Maggie’s case against human trafficker Angelo Soto implodes because it rests on the testimony of newly-exposed dirty cop Lankford. Cardone even removes her from the office. However, she goes over his head and sends the case to federal agents. As for Cisco, he visits Road Saints motorcycle club leader Teddy to insist on paying his own debts rather than letting Mickey settle them. Teddy offers him a deal, which likely involves illegal dealings. Season 2 would likely introduce new clients for Mickey to defend, now that the Elliott and Menendez cases are closed. The big case may come from Connelly’s third Haller novel, The Reversal. It involves the retrial of a convicted kidnapper and killer that is granted as a result of new DNA evidence. Then, Connelly has a wealth of Haller stories to draw from. One thing is for sure: The Lincoln Lawyer won’t be bringing on Mickey’s half-brother, Harry Bosch. Connelly has previously confirmed that the detective-turned-PI — the protagonist of the Prime Video series Bosch and Freevee’s Bosch: Legacy — won’t be crossing over from Amazon.

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