Netflix picks up The Lincoln Lawyer series
Staff Reporter | On 12, Jan 2021
Netflix has picked up The Lincoln Lawyer, based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling novels.
Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles. He’s no stranger to the big screen, having been played by Matthew McConaughey in a 2011 movie of the same name, but has been trying to make his way to the small screen for some time. Once in development at CBS, with Logan Marshall-Green in the lead role, the show has now found its way to a new home at Netflix.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Magnificent Seven, Sicario: Day of the Soldado) will take on the lead role, described by Connelly as “the ideal Mickey Haller”.
“Haller follows in the footsteps of his attorney father with the showmanship of his Mexican movie star mother,” adds Connelly. “Manuel brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role – one that aligns with the books and will give the show the opportunity to celebrate the Latinx heritage and roots of this Los Angeles-based story.”
The series will comprise 10 one-hour episodes and will be based on the second book in the author’s series, The Brass Verdict. It is brought to life by David E Kelley (Big Little Lies, Goliath) as Executive Producer / Writer, Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife, Wisdom of the Crowd) as Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer, Ross Fineman (Goliath, Big Sky) as Executive Producer, and A+E Studios. It follows the screen debut of Michael Connelly’s Bosch over at Amazon Studios, which was renewed recently for a seventh and final season and has long sparked discussions about whether Connelly’s police detective would ever be joined on TV by Haller. While the two may not have the crossover potential of a pair of Amazon projects, the arrival of Mickey marks the culmination of a long and complicated journey through Hollywood.
“I’m thrilled to call Netflix our home,” says Connelly. “And I’m excited to bring this rich, multilayered story filled with intriguing characters and mysteries to solve to millions of viewers – both old and new fans – around the world.”