The Season 2 finale The Lincoln Lawyer left fans on quite a cliffhanger, setting up another solid narrative arc for Season 3. The curtains fell on season 2 with Mickey Haller’s visit to Julian La Cosse, accused of killing Giselle Dallinger. Julian swears he’s innocent as Mickey discovers that the victim is Glory Days, a key witness to the Jésus Menendez case—the client that instigated Mickey’s addiction. While it’s hard to predict where the story would go, this ending and the success of the first two seasons seem to have guaranteed the return of The Lincoln Lawyer for season 3.
Fans anticipate The Lincoln Lawyer season 3 to deliver another stimulating legal drama that made it one of the most-watched series on Netflix. Created for television by David E. Kelley, the show is based on Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller novel series. Season 1 premiered in May 2022 to rave reviews, pulling millions of viewers to displace Ozark season 4 as Netflix’s most popular show. Renewed for another season in June 2022, The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 was released in two parts in July and August 2023.
Will There Be Season 3 Of The Lincoln Lawyer?
Given the show’s positive reviews and global popularity, it’s no surprise Netflix has greenlit the legal drama for another season. The streaming giant announced The Lincoln Lawyer season 3 in August 2023, affirming that the charismatic Los Angeles-based defense attorney would return to the screen. “We’re thrilled to bring back The Lincoln Lawyer for a third season,” reads a statement from Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s VP of Scripted Series. “Ted Humphrey and Dailyn Rodriguez have taken us deeper into Mickey Haller’s world, building out characters and stories that have connected with our global audience, and we look forward to seeing what they have in store for everyone’s favorite lawyer,” added the VP.
Friedlander attributed the success of the show to the creative team behind it. “The show continues to top our global lists, and it’s a testament to the work from a creative powerhouse team including Michael Connelly, David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, and our partners at A+E Studios,” he said. Co-showrunners and executive producers Humphrey and Rodriguez are excited about the upcoming season. The duo expressed in a joint statement that they “are thrilled to have the opportunity to dive back into Michael Connelly’s universe and bring Mickey Haller and his world to the screen again.” For them, “the audience response to the show has been so gratifying and wonderful.”
What Will The Lincoln Lawyer Season 3 Be About?
Like the preceding seasons, The Lincoln Lawyer season 3 will be based on another book of the Mickey Haller novel series. Season 1 is based on The Brass Verdict, the second book of the series published in 2008, whereas the second season is based on The Fifth Witness, the fourth book, published in 2011. Given season 2’s finale, fans of the book series can deduce season 3 will be based on the fifth book, The God of Guilt. Published in 2013, the book follows Mickey Haller as he defends Andre LaCosse, accused of killing a prostitute.
Season 2’s ending introduced that premise. The credits rolled in after the criminal defense lawyer met Julian La Cosse, accused of murdering Giselle Dallinger, whom Mickey identified as Glory Days—a prostitute who testified for his old client, Jésus Menendez. Confirming that season 2’s ending introduces the upcoming season, Humphery divulged that “the last 10 minutes of this season are the first couple of chapters of the next book that we’re gonna adapt.” He told Collider that the process had begun before the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike. “We had convened our writers and began the process…when the writers’ strike happened,” he said.
Cast For The Lincoln Lawyer Season 3
The cast for The Lincoln Lawyer season 3 hasn’t been unveiled, but most of the leading performers from previous seasons are expected to return. While season 2 teased the departure of Neve Campbell’s Maggie McPherson and Jazz Raycole’s Izzy Letts, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Becki Newton, and Angus Sampson are guaranteed to return and reprise their respective roles. American actor and filmmaker Devon Grave would likely join the main cast as Julian La Cosse.
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 3 Release Date
There’s no release date for the upcoming season, despite significant anticipation for the series. The earliest possible date would be late 2024. Season 2 spent roughly 13 months in the pipeline, but season 3 might take more time due to delays instigated by Hollywood’s writers and actors’ strikes.
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