It’s certainly not the job of every TV show to make its viewers feel good, but Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer leaves fans feeling hopeful and uplifted.
It’s a combination of Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s glass-half-full, root-for-the-underdog public defender, Mickey Haller, and the world in which he lives. In this version of Los Angeles, everyone gets justice and second chances.
The show is based on the series of bestselling novels by Michael Connelly. The series was created for TV by David E. Kelley and Ted Humphrey, who serves as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Dailyn Rodriguez. The fabulous cast includes Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, and Angus Sampson.
Humphrey, well known for his work on The Good Wife, sums it up best when asked about the behind-the-scenes of it all. “We love making this show.”
The viewer has felt the love since Season One premiered on May 13, 2022. The ten-episode first season, based on the second book in Connelly’s beloved book series, “The Brass Verdict,” was an immediate fan favorite.
Within the first two weeks, the show topped the English TV list with more than 108 million hours watched, making it the most-viewed title during its second week on the platform. In addition, the legal thriller made the Top 10 in 90 countries.
The ten-episode second season was released in two five-episode parts. Part One premiered on July 6, and Part Two was released on August 3. This season is based on the fourth book in the series, “The Fifth Witness.”
Since Season Two premiered, The Lincoln Lawyer has been on Netflix’s U.S. Top 10 chart for five weeks. It’s currently sitting atop the list in the No. 1 spot, with its second season garnering 6.7