The new Netflix original series The Lincoln Lawyer is an adaptation of a novel by the same author behind Bosch
The Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer follows a defense attorney, Mickey Haller, who operates out of his Lincoln Town Car.
When his former legal partner is killed, Haller must take over the firm and tackle a high-profile murder case.
Michael Connelly has written several novels with Haller and has also authored 21 detective stories starring Harry Bosch, Haller’s half-brother, which have been adapted into the Amazon shows Bosch and Bosch: Legacy.
Is the Lincoln Lawyer series based on the 2011 film?
Connelly’s 2005 novel was adapted into the 2011 film The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey and Bryan Cranston.
In the book and film, however, Haller takes on the case of a wealthy realtor accused of assault and attempted murder.
While the series takes its name from the 2005 novel, the plot is actually borrowed from the 2008 sequel The Brass Verdict.
Some characters’ names were changed for the series and others were constructed – so while the series is heavily inspired by The Brass Verdict, there are points where the plot of the novel and the series diverge.
Who is in the cast of the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer?
Manuel Garcia Rulfo as Mickey Haller
Haller is the main protagonist of the series, an iconoclastic lawyer who does things his own way and has traded a fancy law firm for the trunk of his car.
Garcia-Rulfo Garcia-Rulfo is known for the all-star western remake The Magnificent Seven.
His other film roles include Biniamino Marquez in the Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express and Three in 6 Underground.
Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson
McPherson is a Los Angeles District Attorney, Mickey’s ex-wife and the mother of his child.
Campbell has played Sidney in every installment of the horror franchise Scream and played political strategist LeAnn Harvey in the Netflix political thriller series House of Cards.
Christopher Gorham as Trevor Elliott
Trevor Elliot, whose name was changed from Walter in the novel, is a video game developer accused of killing his wife and her lover – his case being taken over by Haller.
Gorham played Bobby on the sitcom 2 Broke Girls and Bob Barnard on the comedy-thriller series Insatiable.
Jazz Raycole as Izzy Letts
Letts is a former Haller client who couldn’t afford to pay for his services, so he started working for him as a driver.
Letts’ previous TV roles include Lyric Ballentine on the comedy series The Soul Man, Zoe on the fashion drama Vanity and Sydney Fletcher on the romantic drama The Quad.
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as detective Raymond Griggs
Griggs’ character was created specifically for the series – he is an LAPD detective who is initially hostile to Haller, but the two eventually form a strong working relationship.
Mwine previously starred as Jacques on the hurricane-Katrina drama Treme and Ronnie Davis on the coming-of-age series The Chi.
Who else is in the cast?
Additional cast members include Michael Graziadei as Jeff Golantz, Lamont Thompson as Judge James P. Stanton, Angus Sampson as Cisco, LisaGay Hamilton as Judge Mary Holder, Jamie McShane as Detective Lee Lankford, Reggie Lee as Angelo Soto, and Krista Warner as Hayley Haller.
When is The Lincoln Lawyer series release date?
The ten-episode series arrives on Netflix on May 13.
The 2011 feature film is not currently available to watch on Netflix in the UK, but you can rent it from Amazon Prime Video from £2.49.