The series “Lincoln Lawyer” by David E. Kelly finds a new home on Netflix with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the lead role
Matthew McConaughey participated in the film adaptation of “Lawyer Lincoln”
Now another version of the series by David E. Kelly has found a new home on Netflix with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo starring Mickey Haller.
The first season of 10 episodes of “Lawyer Lincoln”, based on the novel series by Michael Connelly, will focus on the second book “The Brass Verdict”.
New presenter: 39-year-old Manuel Garcia-Rulfo has been cast as Mickey Haller in the upcoming series “Lincoln’s Lawyer” on Netflix
The creative team of the CBS version remains the same for the new incarnation with Kelly (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and showrunner Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) as screenwriters and executive producers.
Connelly and Ross Finneman will also be executive producers.
With the casting of Mexican-born Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven, From Sunset to Dawn: The Series) in the title role, the series will honor the origins of Latinx history.
The Lincoln lawyer revolves around Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo), an iconoclastic idealist who runs his law practice from the back seat of his car in Lincoln as he handles large and small cases in Los Angeles.
New home: Netflix took the series after CBS scrapped the planned project amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year
“Manuel is the perfect Mickey Haller, as Haller follows in the footsteps of his father, a lawyer, with a demonstration of his mother by the Mexican movie star,” Connelly said in a statement from Netflix.
“Manuel brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role – one that aligns with the books and will allow the show to celebrate Latinx’s legacy and the roots of this story in Los Angeles.”
Connelly added: “The series will be adapted to serve the complex and mysterious arcs that fans know and love with a combination of light humor and a dose of family dynamism.”
The creative team of the CBS version remains the same for the new incarnation with David E. Kelly (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and showrunner Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife), playing the role of screenwriters and executive producers; Kelly is pictured in September 2019.
Mickey’s role was scheduled to be played by Logan Marshall-Green in the CBS version. Mickey Lorna’s second ex-wife, who was to be played by Keel Sanchez, will also be reworked, according to Deadline.
The search for a director for the new series is still ongoing.
So far there is no word on an official premiere date.
The other leading role: Matthew McConaughey starred in the film adaptation of “Lawyer Lincoln” in 2011.