The Lincoln Lawyer TV Series

The Lincoln Lawyer Seasons 1 & 2 Streaming Now On Netflix

All episodes of Season 2 are now streaming. Watch the trailer:

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The Lincoln Lawyer series is streaming now on Netflix worldwide. Starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller, Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson, Becki Newton as Lorna, Jazz Raycole as Izzy (Mickey’s driver), Angus Sampson as Cisco, and Krista Warner as Hayley. The first season has 10 episodes and is based on The Brass Verdict. The second season has 10 episodes and is based on The Fifth Witness. Season 3 will use The Gods Of Guilt as the main storyline.

January 10, 2024 – We’re Rolling!
The third season of The Lincoln Lawyer is rolling. This season is from The Gods of Guilt (2013) — one of my favorite LL books — and once again raises the bar on our storytelling. I mean, what a cast and crew we have. Of course led by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller, this season we’ll see new angles on the man who promises reasonable doubt for a reasonable fee! – MC

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August 30, 2023 – The Lincoln Lawyer Renewed For Season 3 At Netflix

August 3, 2023 – The final episodes 6-10 of season 2 are now available.

July 6, 2023 – Watch The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 – Streaming Now On Netflix!

The Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), is back for season 2! With his firm in great demand and the team busier than ever, Mickey meets a possible new love interest and takes on another high-profile case. Episodes 1-10 are now streaming on Netflix. Season 2 uses The Fifth Witness (2011) as the source material.

A Note From Michael

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo with Michael Connelly on set
The Lincoln Lawyer. (L to R) Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller, Michael Connelly in episode 210 of The Lincoln Lawyer. Cr. Lara Solanki/Netflix © 2023

The second season of The Lincoln Lawyer starts today on Netflix. I am very proud of it. I hope you’ll watch. It is based on my novel The Fifth Witness and it has been ingeniously updated to contemporary times. While making a television show is a massive group effort and I can’t say enough about our cast and crew and their efforts to make this show as best it can be, I just want to take a moment here to praise the writing staff.

We are all currently on strike as members of the Writers Guild of America, so it’s a bit awkward to have the show drop in the middle of this ongoing dispute. But I think it is important to point out how vital a role the writers played in making a show like this. It all starts with the scripts and this was no easy task when it came to LL2. The novel was published 12 years ago and, as with all of my books, it was set in the year it came out. This put the story smack dab in the middle of the foreclosure crisis of that time. It had Mickey handling foreclosure defense cases and from this came the A story line of Mickey defending a foreclosure client accused of killing the banker attempting to take away her home. That story spoke to the times when the book was published, but not now.

Last year, seven writers and support staff gathered in The Lincoln Lawyer writing room in Studio City to map out and write ten episodes based on the book. Priority number one was figuring out how to update the story and make it contemporary. I’m not going to give away how we changed the plotting, but this is another situation where I believe the show has turned out better than the book. Under the direction of showrunners Ted Humphrey and Dailyn Rodriguez, the writing team focused on a very contemporary story that reflects things currently happening in society in all cities. It’s a universal story that I think will connect with all viewers. But in making these changes we did not sacrifice anything in the character of Mickey Haller, who is played so well by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. It’s the Lincoln Lawyer as we all know him in a very contemporary story. And that’s why I am so proud of the work done in the writing room. My hope is that this strike will end with writers getting what they deserve and have earned, and then we get to start thinking about LL3. – MC

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo with Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer. (L to R) Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller, Michael Connelly in episode 210 of The Lincoln Lawyer. Cr. Lara Solanki/Netflix © 2023

June 6, 2023: Netflix just announced that season 2 of The Lincoln Lawyer will be released in two parts. Episodes 1-5 will be available to stream on July 6. Then episodes 6-10 will be available to stream on August 3. Season 2 uses The Fifth Witness (2011) as the source material.

“The word is out. The second season of The Lincoln Lawyer starts on Netflix on July 6. I’m very excited about this season. It’s based on The Fifth Witness (2011) and like season one, I marvel at how the writers of the show took a book very much set in its time and came up with a contemporary story that just works so well. I don’t want to give anything away but I think viewers will love the story and of course the performances by the cast — Manuel, Becki, Neve, Jazz, Angus, and newcomers Lana Parrilla and Yaya DaCosta — are great.” – MC

June 14, 2022 – Great news! The Lincoln Lawyer will return for Season 2 on Netflix using The Fifth Witness as the source material.

We got good news today as Netflix announced The Lincoln Lawyer would ride again in a second season with 10 episodes. I am beyond excited about this — and grateful to all of you who watched the show and supported it right out of the gate. Almost 300 million hours of the show watched so far, a staggering number that leaves this supposed wordsmith without the words that properly express my sincere thanks. – MC

The Lincoln Lawyer. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in episode 108 of The Lincoln Lawyer. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022

As Executive Producer, read Michael’s comments on the show.

Link: Michael Connelly Reveals How ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Returns to the Books’ Roots

Listen to The Lincoln Lawyer soundtrack on Spotify.

THE BRASS VERDICT (2008) was the May 2022 Netflix Book Club Pick of the Month.

Lincoln Lawyer star Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and author Michael Connelly read from The Brass Verdict, the book that inspired the Lincoln Lawyer series on Netflix
The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix

Some Production Photos