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David E. Kelley's 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Adaptation Gets May Premiere Date, First Photos From Netflix

The television adaptation of Michael Connelly's 'The Lincoln Lawyer' book series is coming to Netflix in May.

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The Lincoln Lawyer, first a 2005 book series by Michael Connelly and then a 2011 film from director Brad Furman and writer John Romano, is now getting the series adaptation treatment, debuting May 13 on Netflix.

From creator David E. Kelley and showrunner Ted Humphrey, the 10-episode season is based on the second book in Connelly's series, The Brass Verdict, and follows Mickey Haller (played here by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), who is described as an "iconoclastic idealist," who runs a law practice out of the back seat of his car. Yes, a Lincoln Town Car, hence the title. Living and working in Los Angeles, he spent some time away from law, but he is now getting back into it, taking case of all sizes and trying to rebuild his relationships.

In The Brass Verdict, which was published in 2008, Mickey is also in recovery from injuries he obtained on the job and an addiction to pills, but it is not confirmed whether addiction will play into the television version of the story.

The series also stars Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Christopher Gorham, Krista Warner, Michael Graziadei, and Jamie McShane, and you can get your first look at the cast in action in the episodic images, above and below.

The series will launch in Netflix's traditional model, with all 10 episodes at once. It is executive produced by Kelley, Humphrey, Connelly, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen, and Tana Jamieson. It comes from A+E Studios.

The film adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer received a 63 Metascore from critics, but the television series review embargo has not lifted yet.

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