(Pocket-lint) - The Lincoln Lawyer TV series - based on Michael Connelly's books that also inspired Matthew McConaughey's film of the same name - hit Netflix in May and it is excellent.
If you've binged the entire Lincoln Lawyer season 1 already and you've seen that last scene, you'll no doubt be wondering about a season 2. Well Netflix has officially renewed the series and this is everything we know so far.
Lincoln Lawyer season 2 release date
Netflix head of global television Bela Bajaria announced the Lincoln Lawyer will be back for a season 2 during the Banff World Media Festival, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. It will come a no surprise to most given the show was in the top 10 for weeks after its release and there is plenty of material from Connelly's six books to work with that see Mickey Haller play a central role.
The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 arrived on the streaming platform on 13 May 2022. Netflix didn't reveal when we can expect the second season to appear but it's likely we will have to wait until spring/summer 2023 before it hits our screens.
How and where to watch Lincoln Lawyer season 2
When season 2 of the Lincoln Lawyer arrives, you'll be needing your Netflix subscription to watch it.
With the first season a Netflix original, the second season will also no doubt be limited to Netflix too.
How many episodes will there be of the Lincoln Lawyer season 2?
It's been confirmed there will 10 episodes of the Lincoln Lawyer, following season one's lead.
What is expected to happen in Lincoln Lawyer season 2?
Spoiler alert in this section so skip over this part if you haven't finished season one yet.
With the first season adapting Michael Connelly's The Brass Verdict, it was possible a second season could cover the third book called The Reversal. It's been reported that the second season will coer the fourth book instead though, which is called The Fifth Witness.
The final scene of season one lined up a season two perfectly when it shot to a frame of someone watching Mickey Haller surfing. The person had a tattooed arm, which suggested that while Mickey was finally at peace after his surfing accident and after getting Jesus Menendez out of prison thanks to Gloria Dayton (Glory Days) testimony, that not everyone was happy about it.
Glory Days claimed the person that attacked her and killed her friend - which is what Menendez was in prison for - had a tattoo on his arm so season two will no doubt see Haller have to deal with the fact that he might have got one man out of jail, but he's put the one that thought he had got away with it, back in the spotlight.
There will likely be another overarching storyline too though, which will no doubt tie in the District Attorney's office where Maggie McPherson - Haller's first ex-wife - works.
Who is expected to be cast in Lincoln Lawyer season 2?
Along with the confirmation of a second season, there were also some confirmations of cast members returning and we can make some educated guesses too.
Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) is confirmed to be reprising his role for season two, alongside Lorna (Becki Newton), Maggie (Neve Campbell), Cisco (Angus Sampson) and Izzy (Jazz Raycole). We'd also expect Hayley (Krista Warner) to return, though it's not confirmed as yet.
Here's the full list of characters from the first season we'd expect to return for a second season:
- Mickey Haller - Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
- Lorna Crain - Becki Newton
- Maggie McPherson - Neve Campbell
- Cisco - Angus Sampson
- Izzy Letts - Jazz Raycole
- Detective Raymond Griggs - Ntare Mwine
- Hayley Haller - Krista Warner
Is there a Lincoln Lawyer season 2 trailer?
No, not yet. With a second season 2 only confirmed for now but no release date mentioned, it could be a while before we see a trailer for the next season.
You can watch the first season trailer below though.
How and where to watch Lincoln Lawyer season 1
All 10 episodes of the Lincoln Lawyer season one are available to watch on Netflix. They are each around 45 minutes long.
Also following Connelly's books, LAPD detective Harry Bosch shares similar characteristics to Haller and the shows have a similar structure, but Bosch is also Mickey Haller's half brother with the two sharing the same father, attorney J. Michael Hallerin, so there's a little extra fun fact for you.