The Lincoln Lawyer series from David E. Kelley lands at Netflix with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in lead

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The Lincoln Lawyer series from David E. Kelley lands at Netflix with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in lead

The Lincoln Lawyer series from David E. Kelley finds a new home at Netflix with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in lead roleBy Kevin Kayhart For D

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The Lincoln Lawyer series from David E. Kelley finds a new home at Netflix with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in lead role

Matthew McConaughey starred in the film adaption of The Lincoln Lawyer in 2011, and a series version, via CBS, was scrapped amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year.  

Now another version of the series from David E. Kelley has found a new home at Netflix with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the leading role of Mickey Haller.

The 10-episode first season of The Lincoln Lawyer, based on Michael Connelly’s novel series, will focus on the second book, The Brass Verdict.

New leading man: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, 39, has been tapped to play the leading role of Mickey Haller in the upcoming series The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix

New leading man: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, 39, has been tapped to play the leading role of Mickey Haller in the upcoming series The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix

The creative team of the CBS version remains the same for the new incarnation with Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and showrunner Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) serving as writers and executive producers.

Connelly and Ross Fineman will also executive produce.

With the casting of the Mexico-born Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) in the titular role, the series will honor the story’s Latinx origins. 

The Lincoln Lawyer revolves around Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo), an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across Los Angeles. 

New home: Netflix picked up the series after CBS scrapped the planned project amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year

New home: Netflix picked up the series after CBS scrapped the planned project amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year

‘Manuel is the ideal Mickey Haller, as Haller follows in the footsteps of his attorney father with the showmanship of his Mexican movie star mother,’ Connelly shared in a statement from Netflix. 

‘Manuel brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role – one that aligns with the books and will give the show the opportunity to celebrate the Latinx heritage and roots of this Los Angeles-based story.’

Connelly added, ‘The series will be adapted to serve up the complex and mysterious arcs fans know and love with a mix of light-hearted humor and a dose of family dynamics.’

The creative team of the CBS version remains the same for the new incarnation with David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and showrunner Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) serving as writers and executive producers; Kelley is pictured in September 2019

The creative team of the CBS version remains the same for the new incarnation with David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and showrunner Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) serving as writers and executive producers; Kelley is pictured in September 2019

The role Mickey had been slated to be played by Logan Marshall-Green in the CBS version. Mickey’s second ex-wife Lorna, who was to be played by Kiele Sanchez, will also be recast, according to Deadline.

The search for a director for the new series is still ongoing.

So far there’s no word on an official premiere date.    

The other lead: Matthew McConaughey starred in the 2011 film adaption of The Lincoln Lawyer

The other lead: Matthew McConaughey starred in the 2011 film adaption of The Lincoln Lawyer

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