The Lincoln Lawyer It was one of the big TV debuts of 2022 and was quickly renewed after a strong performance in the top 10 on Netflix. Here’s everything we know so far about Netflix’s upcoming second season. The Lincoln Lawyer including an expected release date, production dates, and more.
The show’s first season premiered on Netflix globally on May 13, 2022. It came just 18 months after Netflix picked up the show after it was originally in development at ViacomCBS (now Paramount), which eventually passed on the show.
The show is certified new on RottenTomatoes with a score of 75% and equally loved by fans with an audience score of 80% and 7.7 on IMDb.
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Renewal Status
Official Renewal Status: Officially renewed on June 14, 2022
On June 14, Netflix announced that we would be returning to sunny Los Angeles. in a tweet now deletedNetflix confirmed the renewal saying:
“The best lawyer in Los Angeles is back. The Lincoln Lawyer will return for season 2 on Netflix.”
—Ted Humphrey (@TedHumphrey_) June 14, 2022
Along with the Season 2 announcement came the news that Dailyn Rodriguez, known for queen of the southhe would join the show as co-showrunner alongside Ted Humphrey (who was the sole showrunner for season 1).
Season 2 will consist of 10 new episodes.
Manuel García-Rulfo will reprise his role as Mickey Haller. Also returning are Neve Campbell (Maggie McPherson), Becki Newton (Lorna), Jazz Raycole (Izzy), and Angus Sampson (Cisco). As discussed below, Campbell will return but in a smaller role.
how good is it The Lincoln Lawyer acting on Netflix?
We can see how well The Lincoln Lawyer made on Netflix thanks to multiple sources.
Netflix’s top 10 straight from Netflix gives us hourly viewing data for the series, and in its first four weeks, the show garnered 260.53 million hours watched worldwide. The increase from week 1 to week 2 was a 140% increase.
Total, The Lincoln Lawyer logged more than 300 million hours between May 8 and June 19.
|week period||Hours viewed (M)||Range||Week in the Top 10|
|May 8, 2022 to May 15, 2022||45,090,000||two||1|
|May 15, 2022 to May 22, 2022||108,090,000 (+140%)||1||two|
|May 22, 2022 to May 29, 2022||64,820,000 (-40%)||two||3|
|May 29, 2022 to June 5, 2022||42,530,000 (-34%)||5||4|
|June 5, 2022 to June 12, 2022||27,190,000 (-36%)||8||5|
|June 12, 2022 to June 19, 2022||17,550,000 (-35%)||9||6|
You can find the full expanded breakdown of Lincoln’s Lawyer performance on Netflix here.
If we compare it to other debut shows in 2022, the series is moving forward into its second week. just behind Vikings: Valhalla despite a weaker start.
FlixPatrol’s top 10 raw Netflix data, which takes the top 10 dailies worldwide, reveals that the show has a wide reach across the globe, with the only exceptions being some in Asia and Latin America.
The heatmap below shows where the show was most popular (where FlixPatrol has data). The darker the country, the more popular it has been there.
As of October 7, 2022, the show is the 14th Best TV Actor in 2022.
IMDb’s MovieMeter, which measures incoming traffic to IMDb pages, suggests the show has skyrocketed in popularity in its second week, backing up the data we’ve seen from Netflix’s top 10. In week 1, the show was the 57th most popular show on IMDb, but in its second week, it topped the charts at number 1.
When will The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 be on Netflix?
Following the series’ renewal, it was revealed that the “End of 2022″.
We can now confirm that production on the series is scheduled to begin on October 31, 2022, with filming again taking place in Los Angeles.
Filming will take almost six months and is currently scheduled to wrap up on March 23, 2023.
This is a slightly longer production schedule than Season 1, but is likely due to various holiday periods (Thanksgiving and Christmas).
What does this mean for a release date? We don’t expect the show to return until at least summer 2023, with a more likely release date of fall 2023, given that we know the series takes months in post-production and localization to finish.
what to expect from The Lincoln Lawyer season 2
Neve Campbell will have a reduced role in season 2 of The Lincoln Lawyer
Neve Campbell appeared as a series regular in Season 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer and although Campbell will still be present in season 2, it will be as a “recurring guest star”. That means we’ll see less of the star in season two.
The news came along with the new ABC show. Avalon announcement, where Campbell is ready to lead. That show, like The Lincoln Lawyerit is headed by David E. Kelley.
Final summary of The Lincoln Lawyer
Just a quick recap of season 1 before we dive into what we could and can expect if the show returns for a second season.
We follow Micky Haller, plunged into the deep end after inheriting the practice and cases of Jerry Vincent. The biggest case throughout the first season is Trevor Elliot. While Elliot was eventually saved from the embarrassment in court, he met his demise after being shot. We still don’t know if Elliot committed the alleged crime against him anyway.
Micky arrived (not without some bruises and scrapes) on the other side, totally fired and able to continue working his cases after his long absence from the profession.
The season ends with Micky being able to surf again, but the man with the tattoo who has remained in the background throughout Season 1 watches from afar, and then the series rolls into the credits.
Cisco also has its own problems. He walked away from the Saints, but Mickey stayed to pay the bill. What will be the result there? We will have to see.
As you may know, season 1 of the Netflix show adapts the second book in the series instead of repeating the first one we saw in the Matthew McConaughey movie. There were adjustments, but for the most part we stuck to the same story as the source material.
Which book will The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 adapt?
Here’s the order of the books and where we might be heading in each season from now:
- Lincoln’s Lawyer (2005)
- The Brass Verdict (2008) – adapted in season 1
- The Investment (2010)
- The Fifth Witness (2011) – to be adapted in season 2
- The Gods of Guilt (2013)
- The Law of Innocence (2020)
Netflix will adapt The Fifth Witness for season 2, which means we’re skipping 2010’s entry, The Reversal.
Here’s a summary of what happened in that book courtesy of GoodReads:
“Mickey Haller has been through tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker he blames for trying to take his house away from him.
Mickey puts his team into overdrive to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Shortly after learning that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is mugged as well, and he’s sure he’s on the right track.
Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the latest surprise comes after the verdict.”
While you wait for the return of The Lincoln LawyerWe highly recommend listening to the “Lincoln Law Pod“.
Presented by SoManyShows, the pod recaps the events of the first season alongside showrunner Ted Humphrey, who provides fascinating insights into the history and production of the Netflix show.
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