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Lincoln Lawyer Season 2: Everything We Know

Netflix’s adaptation of Michael Connelly’s novel series, The Lincoln Lawyer released 10 episodes based on The Brass Verdict. Here’s what comes next.

Warning: Contains spoilers for The Lincoln Lawyer season 1.

With The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 released on Netflix in full, here’s everything that’s known about The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, which has been officially confirmed. Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 adapts The Brass Verdict, Michael Connelly’s second Mickey Haller novel from 2007, in addition to some material from his original book, The Lincoln Lawyer. There are several more books, so there’s plenty more material to draw on without worrying about the connection between the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer and Bosch on Amazon Prime.

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The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 drew its primary plot from The Brass Verdict as it explored Mickey Haller’s (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) return to law after a lengthy absence and addiction to prescription painkillers. However, outside of the Elliot case, Garcia-Rulfo’s Haller also dealt with several plots from The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly’s first Mickey Haller book from 2005, which was adapted into a film of the same name with Matthew McConaughey in 2011. This includes the stories of Harold “Hard Case” Casey and, crucially, Jesus Menendez, an innocent man serving a life sentence for a murder charge.


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The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 ends on a cliffhanger. While the main case has been sorted out via a “brass verdict,” there are unanswered questions surrounding several characters and a man thought to be a murderer is watching Mickey Haller. Here’s all there is to know about Netflix’s show The Lincoln Lawyer season 2.

Has The Lincoln Lawyer Been Renewed For Season 2 – Updates

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As of June 2022, The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 has been officially confirmed by Netflix with 10 episodes set to adapt The Fifth Witness, Connelly’s fourth Mickey Haller novel. This is good news for the series, as it was already clear that writer David E. Kelley had plans to continue the stories of the characters in another season. Likewise, the other TV series adaptation of Michael Connelly’s work, Bosch, ran for 7 seasons before ending and returning as Bosch: Legacy. There was clearly plenty of room for The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, and thankfully Netflix has determined that the series was successful enough to continue.


How The Lincoln Lawyer Sets Up Season 2

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When Mickey Haller manages to prove Jesus Menendez’s innocence, it leaves a big question: who really killed Martha Renteria? This question is a huge part of the first Mickey Haller book. In The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 ending, the man with the tattoo who presumably killed Martha Renteria is shown watching Mickey Haller, which fits with that character’s narrative in the book and suggests that Netflix always had plans to adapt that plot for The Lincoln Lawyer season 2. In addition to incorporating The Fifth Witness‘s story, the next season will also need to explore the stories around Lorna Taylor (Becki Newton) going to law school and Cisco (Angus Sampson) paying his debt to the Road Saints.


The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Cast: Possible New & Returning Characters

After The Lincoln Lawyer’s gripping season 1 ending, most of the cast are likely to return with the notable exception of Trevor Elliot (Christopher Gorham). While they might appear to be minor characters, Sam Scales and Gloria Dayton are likely to return for The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, not as cameo appearances but larger figures. Other characters from The Lincoln Lawyer book that are related to the Martha Renteria case include Louis Ross Roulet who hires Mickey Haller; Elizabeth Windsor, his mother; and Cecil C. Dobbs, their business attorney. This means that all of these characters could appear in The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 as the story continues.


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The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Predicted Release Date

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Since The Lincoln Lawyer has already been officially renewed for season 2, production will probably not take a huge amount of time. The team already had their ideas laid out for a second season, so since it’s been so promptly renewed, Netflix could easily abide by a traditional one-season-a-year model and The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 release date could be as soon as May 2023. This, of course, all assumes that Netflix is able to sort out its issues with losing subscribers and that the pandemic does not cause too many knock-on delays around filming.

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The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 is now available on Netflix.

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