Season 2 of 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Brings Some Major Plot Twists (SPOILERS)

Netflix renewed the hit show 'The Lincoln Lawyer' for a second season. Season 2 will release in two parts and will feature some new but familiar faces.


Jun. 22 2023, Updated 12:32 p.m. ET

Mickey Heller, 'The Lincoln Lawyer'
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Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for Season 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer.

If the premise for Netflix's The Lincoln Lawyer sounds familiar, that's because it was first a film with Matthew McConaughey in 2011. Now, a decade later, defense attorney Mickey Haller is returning to the big screen as a Netflix original series. The show follows Mickey (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) as he takes on clients from the backseat of his chauffeured Lincoln Town Car.

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Although Season 1 dropped on May 13, 2022, fans are already interested in knowing if the show will have a Season 2. So, what's the latest update on The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2? Here's what we know.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Heller in 'The Lincoln Lawyer.'
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'The Lincoln Lawyer' was renewed for a Season 2 and it releases in two parts.

Season 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer follows Mickey Haller returning to his practice after an accident that left him addicted to painkillers. He spent time in rehab but is back on the case after his former partner Jerry Vincent (Paul Urcioli) is murdered, leaving his entire practice to Mickey. However, before Mickey can accept his new practice, he needs to win the approval of Judge Mary Holder (LisaGay Hamilton), who will sign off on the transfer if he can prove himself.

Mickey is also navigating life with two ex-wives, Lorna (Becki Newton) and Maggie McPherson (Neve Campbell), with whom he shares a daughter, Hayley (Krista Warner). Mickey also ends up hiring Lorna's new fiancé, Cisco (Angus Sampson), to help him investigate the case of Trevor Elliott (Christopher Gorham), who has been accused of murder.

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 Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson in 'The Lincoln Lawyer.'
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The first season covers Mickey solving different cases each episode and working to solve Jerry's murder. He also spends time recruiting other people to his "office." One of those recruits is a young woman named Izzy Letts (Jazz Raycole), who is charged with grand theft after stealing a necklace. Izzy explains she was a drug addict who attempted to use the necklace for quick cash, which Mickey empathizes with and gets the charges dropped.

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Season 1 ends dramatically, with Trevor being killed by Carol DuBois, who thinks he killed her paramour. Cisco learns that Mickey has negotiated to pay the debts he owes the Road Saints gangs on his behalf to keep him safe. Cisco rejects that deal and tells the gang he will handle the repayment himself. Maggie quits her job after being mistreated by her bosses, and Mickey discovers that Judge Holder is behind Jerry's murder.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Heller and Christopher Gorham as Trevor Elliott in 'The Lincoln Lawyer.'
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Fortunately, the story doesn't end there as the show was renewed for a second season. Part 1 of Season 2 of The Lincoln Lawyer releases on Netflix on July 6, 2023. Part 2 will release on August 3.

What is 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Season 2 of about?

Season 2 picks up when “Mickey’s kinda famous and has his choice of high-profile cases.” Garcia-Rulfo explained to Tudum that his character’s fame and success “has its good side and its bad side.” He says that while Micky manages to get his “mojo back,” his success “brings a lot of bad stuff.”

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In the Season 2 trailer, we see that Micky gets involved with a woman who later becomes a client after she’s been charged with murder. With a shocking twist like that, we wouldn’t be surprised if viewers binge-watch the second season.

In addition to seeing a new side of Micky, viewers will also see some new faces in Season 2. The exciting names joining the Season 2 cast include Lana Parrilla, Matt Angel, Yaya DaCosta, Angélica María, and David Clayton Rogers.

Is 'The Lincoln Lawyer' based on a book series?

In a word: yes! The Lincoln Lawyer is based on a book of the same name by crime writer Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller, the series' main character, is the half-brother of famous detective Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, who was also created by Connelly. So far, there are six books in the series, but only the first four have been adapted for the screen: the first time in 2011, and also by Netflix.

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 Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Heller in 'The Lincoln Lawyer.'
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Season 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer TV show is actually based on the second book in Connelly’s series, The Brass Verdict. As for Season 2, it is based on the fourth book in the series, The Fifth Witness.

Season 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer is now streaming on Netflix.

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