Comeback king Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) will ride again. Netflix has renewed The Lincoln Lawyer for a third season. The show, based on Michael Connelly’s book series about a top L.A. defense attorney who does his best thinking in the backseat of his car, has cracked the streamer’s Top 10 in 81 countries thanks in part to its juicy cases.
In season 1, recovering opioid addict Mickey inherits a slain colleague’s clients, including a video game mogul (Christopher Gorham) accused of killing his wife and her lover, while season 2 finds him representing his new flame (Lana Parrilla), a chef and community advocate charged with murdering a real estate developer. But you can also credit Garcia-Rulfo’s innate good-guy charm and chemistry with the supporting cast: Neve Campbell co-stars as Mickey’s first ex-wife, prosecutor Maggie, and Becki Newton steals scenes as his second ex-wife, Lorna, who’s also his assistant.
While you wait for Mickey to log more billable hours and miles, here are other shows like The Lincoln Lawyer that may rev your engine.
As a defense attorney, Mickey is part detective; if he wants a jury to believe his client may be innocent, he needs to give them an alternative suspect. He could learn a trick or two from Special Agent Will Trent (Ramón Rodríguez), who reads crime scenes better than anyone else at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in this ABC hit. In return, Mickey could teach Will how to better navigate the overlap of…