Around this time last year, it was announced a TV adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer was being developed by syndication machine CBS. Now, it appears as though The Lincoln Lawyer series is heading to streaming giant Netflix, with an initial 10-episode first season order.
Starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller (sadly) in place of Matthew McConoughey, you may have encountered the actor behind this iteration of the lead protagonist in such films as The Magnificent Seven, Murder On The Orient Express, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and 6 Underground. And given his personal background, may are already applauding the casting choice as story accurate.
“I’m excited to announce that after a bit of a journey, Mickey Haller will come to life once again on screen,” writes Michael Connelly, author of the original bestselling novels.
“Manuel is the ideal Mickey Haller, who is following in the footsteps of his attorney father with the showmanship of his Mexican movie star mother. He brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role — one that aligns with the books and brings authenticity to the Latinx heritage and roots of this Los Angeles-based story.”
Even more exciting than the prospect of The Lincoln Lawyer series coming to Netflix and Garcia-Rulfo’s casting combined, however, are the names currently attached to steer this ship behind the scenes – specifically the stacked line-up of Executive Producers/Writers. There’s David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Big Little Lies, The Undoing), Ross Fineman (Goliath, Big Sky), and Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife). Humphrey will also be serving as showrunner.
“I’m thrilled to call Netflix our home,” adds 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.”
Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer series will be produced by A+E Studios.