The Lincoln Lawyer was a huge hit for Netflix when it was released in May 2022. Officially, they have also announced the extension of The Lincoln Lawyer for a second season. Season 2 will consist of 10 episodes and is based on the fourth book in Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer series, The Fifth Witness.
Fan favorite actor, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, returns as Mickey Haller. Neve Campbell (Maggie McPherson), Becki Newton (Lorna), Jazz Raycole (Izzy), and Angus Sampson (Cisco), among others, will also reprise their roles.
Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South, The Night Shift) joins the series as Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer. Ted Humphrey, who developed the series with creator David E. Kelley, returns Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer
The first season of The Lincoln Lawyer premiered on May 13, 2022, staying well on Netflix’s Global Top 10 list with a total of 260. 53 million views as of June 5, 2022, and breaking into the Top 10 in 90 countries.
Netflix reports that fans have watched over 260.53 million hours of the show which reached the Top 10 in 90 countries.
Based on the character Mickey Haller, from Michael Connelly’s books, The Lincoln Lawyer follows an idealistic lawyer as he returns to work after recovering from a surfing accident.
If you haven’t watched the first season, here’s a quick recap of what happened.
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 1 Recap
Mickey Haller is a good lawyer but one who struggles with an addiction to painkillers after an accident. Back and clean, he’s trying to expand his business when fellow defense attorney, Jerry Vincent, is murdered, leaving his thriving practice for Haller.
With that new workload came a capital murder trial. Trevor Elliott is a technological genius accused of murdering his wife and lover and it’s up to Haller and his team to prove his innocence.
But all didn’t go smoothly when Elliott refused to proceed in the trial leaving Haller with almost no time to prepare for trial.
Enter his other clients, an ex-wife he still loves and hopes from his assistant Lorna and PI Cisco and Mickey Haller are soon turning more plates than he can handle.
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Release Date
Thankfully the drama of Mickey Haller’s life won’t end with one season. The verdict is in and Netflix has announced it is renewing The Lincoln Lawyer for a second season.
But for fans of the show, the big question is when is it coming to Netflix?? I mean, seriously, it’s been almost a year and there’s been radio silence!
We have a little update for Mickey Haller fans. The second season is officially in the bag with filming on March 23, 2023. Now of course there is post-production. The first season took 10 months to hit our screens from then on.
Hopefully, it won’t take too long this time around, but either way, we’ll have to look at late 2023 to see The Lincoln Lawyer season 2.
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 – What’s Coming?
The good news is that we have a rough idea of what will happen in The Lincoln Lawyer season 2. We know that it will have 10 episodes and will be based on the fourth book in the series, The Fifth Witness.
The plot of The Fifth Witness is that Haller is called upon to defend an old client, Lisa Trammel, when she is suspected of murdering the wealthy Mitchell Bondurant.
With Trammel seemingly incapable of committing the crime and the victim’s connection to organized crime a major factor, Haller sets out to destroy the prosecution’s case.
For season 2, fan-favorite Manuel Garcia-Rulfo returns to reprise his role as Mickey Haller. He will also be joined by Neve Campbell (Maggie McPherson), Becki Newton (Lorna), Jazz Raycole (Izzy), and Angus Sampson (Cisco).
How Many Episodes of The Lincoln Lawyer Are On Netflix?
Season 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer has 10 episodes. Each one features a smaller criminal case that Mickey Haller has to face. However, over the course of the season, one major case dominates most of the storyline.
That will apparently be the same for season 2 as the storyline is dominated by one client, Lisa Trammel. Season 2 will also have ten episodes.
Is The Lincoln Lawyer On Amazon Or Netflix?
The Lincoln Lawyer is a Netflix original so it can only be watched on Netflix. Michael Connelly also wrote Bosch novels and they have been adapted by Amazon Prime. With seven seasons in the series, this is a must-watch cop drama. Although the two characters are linked in the book, due to being made for different streaming platforms, they never meet in the tv version.