'The Lincoln Lawyer' Netflix Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot

If you are a fan of hard-hitting and thrilling legal dramas, The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix is the show for you.

The 10-part series comes from David E. Kelley, who has been behind some of the biggest shows in recent years including Big Little Lies, Big Sky, Nine Perfect Strangers and Boston Legal.

The Lincoln Lawyer is based on the 2008 novel The Brass Verdict by crime-fiction novelist Michael Connelly, and brings to the small-screen the remarkable story of Mickey Haller, the half-brother of Connelly's best-known character, LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about The Lincoln Lawyer, including release date, cast, trailer, plot, and more.

When is The Lincoln Lawyer Out on Netflix?

The Lincoln Lawyer is coming to Netflix a lot sooner than you may think.

All 10 episodes will drop on the streaming platform on Friday, May 13.

To watch The Lincoln Lawyer, you must be a Netflix customer. You can subscribe now from $8.99 per month.

If you download the Netflix app on any smartphone or tablet device, you will be able to watch The Lincoln Lawyer on the go, so you will not miss a thing.

Who Stars in The Lincoln Lawyer?

Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo leads the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer as Defense attorney Mickey Haller, The Lincoln Lawyer himself.

Garcia-Ruflo is best known for his role as Vasquez in The Magnificent Seven, Biniamino Marquez in Murder on the Orient Express, and Arturo in Cake.

He has also appeared in the television series Goliath as Gabriel Ortega and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series as Narisco Mendez.

Also, leading the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer are House of Cards star Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson, Ugly Betty's Becki Newton as Lorna, My Wife and Kids star Jazz Raycole as Izzy, Fargo's Angus Sampson as Cisco, and Covert Affairs star Christopher Gorham as Trevor Elliot.

Other famous faces in the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer are:

  • Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Detective Raymond Griggs
  • LisaGay Hamilton as Judge Mary Holder
  • Jamie McShane as Detective Lee Lankford
  • Reggie Lee as Angelo Soto
  • Krista Warner as Hayley Haller
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(L to R) Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller and Becki Newton as Lorna in The Lincoln Lawyer. Lara Solanki/Netflix

What isThe Lincoln Lawyer About?

The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix is the TV adaptation of The Brass Verdict, a book by crime author Michael Connelly.

The series follows the story of Mickey Haller, a defense attorney in Los Angeles who works out of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car rather than an office.

However, things take a turn when deceased lawyer Jerry Vincent leaves Haller not only his practice but a high-profile case of a man who stands accused of killing his wife and her boyfriend.

To make matters worse, someone appears to be after Mickey and his life, and his colleagues' lives could be also be on the line.

Is There a Trailer For The Lincoln Lawyer?

Yes, there is a gripping trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer, coming to Netflix.

In the short clip, viewers get their first glimpse at Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller as he drives around LA, helping fight cases in the back of his car.

However, he is called into Jerry Vincent's office following his death, and Haller's world is turned upside down.

The trailer teases that Haller's career and life could be on the line as he takes on the role of the defense attorney in a murder case.

At the end of the trailer, one of Haller's colleagues can be heard shouting "People are dead. Maybe you and I are next," as images of a major incident flash past, a fight, and a whole load of police sirens.

The Lincoln Lawyer premieres Friday, May 13 on Netflix.