The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Mickey Haller will be back in the backseat. Netflix's new show, "The Lincoln Lawyer," based on the popular book series by Michael Connelly, premiered one month ago, and it has already been renewed for a second season after consistently finding itself in the streaming service's global top ten since its debut. As we all know, Netflix has been going through some major upheaval over the last couple of months in terms of revenue and crashing stock prices, so when they have a genuine hit on their hands, you better believe they are going to ride the wave of goodwill, hence the all-in mentality with "Squid Game" as well.

If you enjoy the adventures of the Lincoln Navigator-bound attorney, you have a lot to look forward to in the future. We are here to fill you in on what to expect when the next season rolls around, presumably sometime in 2023.

Who is on the team for season 2?

All of your favorites are coming back for season 2. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will once again take on the titular role, and alongside him sees the return of Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson, Jazz Raycole as Izzy Letts, Becki Newton as Lorna Crain, Angus Sampson as Cisco, and everyone else in the cast has signed on for more of "The Lincoln Lawyer." Behind the scenes also sees creator David E. Kelley coming back as an executive producer, as well as Ted Humphrey, who developed the show with Kelley and acts as showrunner.

That being said, "The Lincoln Lawyer" does see an important new face joining the series this time around. Dailyn Rodriguez, who was most recently the showrunner on USA crime drama "Queen of the South," comes aboard as a co-showrunner for season 2 along with Humphrey. Considering that the show has cast a Mexican actor as Mickey Haller, which he is not in the books (hence being played by Matthew McConaughey in the perfectly suited to TNT film adaptation), adding a Cuban-American to the writing team will do wonders for the creative vision of the show. Also, Rodriguez has consistently been working on television programs going all the way back to George Lopez's eponymous sitcom 20 years ago. Having a steady hand like hers in the writers' room bodes well.

What book will season 2 adapt?

Season 1 of "The Lincoln Lawyer" adapted the second Mickey Haller book, "The Brass Verdict." One assumes that season 2 would pick up with the next book, "The Reversal." Incorrect! Instead, the Netflix show will bypass that novel and head straight to book four, "The Fifth Witness." The reason for the skip probably has to do with the fact that Harry Bosch, Mickey's half-brother, plays a role in "The Reversal," and Amazon has been making "Bosch" since 2014.

Here is the synopsis for "The Fifth Witness" from the publisher:

After taking on a foreclosure case, defense attorney Mickey Haller must prove his client's innocence — but first he must follow a trail of black market evidence to its sinister end. Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too — and he's certain he's on the right trail.

Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

If you are someone who likes to read the book before seeing the movie or show, go pick up your copy now. If not, it's time to patiently wait before you get more "The Lincoln Lawyer" in your life.