‘The Lincoln Lawyer’: Netflix Release Date and Time, Plot, and Cast

TL; DR: 

  • The Lincoln Lawyer releases on Netflix on May 13, 2022. 
  • The new series is based on a book by Michael Connelly. 
  • Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Neve Campbell star. 
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in a convertible in Netflix's 'The Lincoln Lawyer'
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ | Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022

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The Lincoln Lawyer is on the case. Netflix has announced a May 13 release date for the new series, which stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Neve Campbell and is based on a book by Michael Connelly.

‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ premieres May 13 on Netflix 

The Lincoln Lawyer premieres Friday, May 13 on Netflix. The first season will have 10 episodes, per Deadline, which will all drop at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT.  

David E. Kelley, who created shows such as The Practice and Boston Legal, is producing the show. It’s based on a series of books by Michael Connelly about a Los Angeles lawyer named Mickey Haller who runs his practice out of his Lincoln Town Car. If that premise sounds familiar, it’s because Connelly’s first book featuring the Haller character was turned into the 2011 movie The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew McConaughey

The new series is based on ‘The Brass Verdict’ by Michael Connelly

Manuel Garci-Rulfo as Mickey Haller standing next to Becki Newton as Lorna in 'The Lincoln Lawyer' on Netflix
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller and Becki Newton as Lorna in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ | Lara Solanki/Netflix © 2022

The Lincoln Lawyer’s first season will be based on Connelly’s second book featuring Haller, The Brass Verdict. In the show, Haller returns to work after taking a break from practicing law. He then finds himself dragged into a mystery. (In the book, the case involves the murder of a fellow defense attorney named Vincent, who was working on a high-profile murder case.) At the same time, Haller, who has two ex-wives and a daughter, is dealing with some issues in his personal life as he works to rebuild old relationships. 

The May 2022 premiere date for The Lincoln Lawyer means it will be a busy month for Connelly’s fans. The series premiere of Bosch: Legacy, a spinoff of Prime Video’s Bosch, is set for May 6. Both Bosch and Bosch: Legacy are based on a series of novels by Connelly featuring detective Harry Bosch. In the books, Bosch and Haller are half-brothers whose paths occasionally cross as they work their different cases. As of now, there’s no indication that there will be any crossover between The Lincoln Lawyer and Bosch: Legacy.  ​ ​​    

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will play Mickey Haller

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will play Mickey Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer. He previously appeared in Murder on the Orient Express and played Gabriel Ortega in Goliath Season 2. 

Neve Campbell plays Maggie, Haller’s first wife, and Krista Warner is their daughter Hayley. Becki Newton plays his other ex-wife Lorna. 

Jazz Raycole plays a character named Izzy and Christopher Gorham plays Trevor Elliot. Angus Sampson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Michael Graziadei, and Jamie McShane also star in The Lincoln Lawyer. 

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