Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer has effectively dethroned its big-screen counterpart and taken the world by storm. The show has made it into Netflix’s Top 10, where it has stayed for the last 8 weeks, racking up almost two million views for the second season alone from the 21st of August to the 27th of August. It should come as no surprise that The Lincoln Lawyer has been renewed for season 3, and here’s everything we know so far.
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The Lincoln Lawyer, for those who haven’t picked up the hit legal drama on Netflix yet, is based on Michael Connelly’s novel of the same name. It is about a lawyer who runs his legal practice out of Lincoln, driving through the streets of LA and taking on all kinds of cases, big or small.
Season 1 was based on the 2008 novel The Brass Verdict, which is actually the second book in the series and the sequel to The Lincoln Lawyer. Season 2 was based on the fourth book in Connelly’s book series, The Fifth Witness. Why Netflix and David E. Kelley, the head writer of the series, decided to skip book 3 is beyond anyone’s understanding. Still, the choice has worked in their favour as the series has received much love since its release in two parts on the 6th of July and the 3rd of August.
Season 3 will be based on the fifth book in the series, The Gods of Guilt and will follow the same pattern as the first two seasons with 10 episodes. Whether or not the release will be split into two parts is yet to be shared, but this seems likely considering how well it has worked for the second season.
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While a release date has yet to be shared, the hope is that The Lincoln Lawyer will be able to follow the release schedule of the previous two years. We will see the third season as soon as the Summer of 2024, but a date will probably only be confirmed later. Co-showrunners and executive producers Dailyn Rodriguez and Ted Humphrey shared that the team is hugely grateful for the fantastic response that the audience has had to the series, allowing the series to continue with a third season.
Little information about what we can expect for the third season has been shared. Still, avid book series fans will know more than the rest of us, especially if Netflix continues to honour the novels the way they did for the first and the second seasons. We do know that a few characters will be returning, while there is definitely one that won’t.
The returning characters include Angus Sampson as Dennis ‘Cisco’ Wojciechowski, Becki Newton as Lorna Crane, Jazz Raycole as Izzy Letts, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo reprising his role as the main character Mickey Haller, and Yaya DaCosta as Andrea Freemann.
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Unfortunately, one beloved character won’t be returning, and that is Neve Campbell’s Maggie McPherson. Fans of the books are pretty shocked. Still, fans of the Netflix adaptation were heartbroken when Maggie took a job that would inevitably take her away from LA and away from the town in which The Lincoln Lawyer does most of his work.
Maggie played a significant role in the first season, which was diminished in the second, and everything culminated in choosing a different job. Fans are hoping that Netflix will stick to the books and bring Campbell back in the future because of Maggie’s more prominent role later in the series.
Are you hoping that Netflix will bring back Neve Campbell for The Lincoln Lawyer season 3?