Netflix orders David E. Kelley to drama series The Lincoln Lawyer; Manuel Garcia Rulfo to star – deadline

Exclusive: Netflix Gave a chained command to Attorney LincolnDrama based on Michael ConnellyBestselling Novel Series, From Big Little Lies And the The sky is big Originator David E. Kelly And A + E Studios.

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This is a new embodiment of the project that It was originally created at CBS With a commitment to last season’s series production. Manuel Garcia Rulfo (The Seven Wonders) To play the titular character in the Netflix series as it honors the story’s Latin origins.

“I am excited to announce that shortly after the trip, Mickey Haller will come to life again on screen – this time in the TV series adaptation. Attorney Lincoln “Coming to Netflix and starring the amazing and talented actor Manuel Garcia Rulfo,” Connelly said in a blog related to the truck.

With the Mexican-born Garcia Rulfo chosen, Mickey Haller will remain true to the character as depicted in Connelly books. (On the CBS version, he was slated to play Logan Marshall-Green; in the 2011 film, Matthew McConaughey portrayed the character.)

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Connelly wrote: “Manuel is the ideal Mickey Haller, who follows in the footsteps of his attorney father brilliantly as his mother, a Mexican movie star.” “It adds dynamism and a powerful dimension to the role – a role that goes with the books and brings authenticity to the Latin legacy and roots of this Los Angeles-based story.”

The first season of 10 episodes is based on the second book in Attorney Lincoln Series, Brass rule.

Written and executive produced by Kelly and show director Ted Humphrey (the good Wife)And the Attorney Lincoln The film is about Mickey Haller (Garcia Rulfo), a rebellious idealist, who runs his legal practice from the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, handling cases large and small across the vast city of Los Angeles.

Attorney Lincoln The series will be adapted to serve the complex and mysterious arcs that fans know and love with a mixture of light humor and a dose of family dynamics. “

The creative team of the project remained the same as it was in the CBS version, with Kelly and Humphrey producing the CEO along with Connelly and Ross Feynman (Goliath, Big Sky).

On screen, two roles are reworked: Mickey and Lorna, his second ex-wife and constant friend, Who It was to be played by Kelly Sanchez On CBS. The search is in progress for a way out.

At CBS, Attorney Lincoln Chosen as the pilot, who was days away from starting production when the coronavirus pandemic stopped filming in March. After CBS’s surprise decision in May Not to proceed with the high-profile project, A + E Studios immediately took him to the signs. (The show’s sequential storytelling was deemed more suitable for a digital platform than the traditional network.)

While there were rumors of two different suitors, including Prime Video, which has a long-running streak Bush, Centered on Mickey’s half-brother, and started a serious conversation with Netflix over the summer.

This marked the second Netflix series for A + E Studios, Join Limited World War II animated series The editorAnd the Which premiered on Veterans Day. The studio, whose roster is overseen by A + E head, Barry Jossen and EVP scripting Tana Jamieson, is also behind a new ABC drama series. The sky is big, Also from Kelly. It was produced jointly with ABC Signature.

On Netflix, Kelley also has an upcoming anthology Anatomy scandal, Based on the Sarah Vaughan novel, starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Robert Friend. Big Little Lies Content creator Kelly is just rolling out another hit HBO series, backing down ABC’s The sky is big, Which recently received an order for a full season.

Attorney Lincoln He reunites Garcia-Rulfo with Kelley and Fineman after having had a major recurring role in Prime Video Goliath, Co-creator / exec produced by Kelley and exec by Fineman. Attorney Lincoln And the Goliath They are two of the many legal chains Kelly created / co-founded by Attorney-by-Trade. The list also includes an Emmy Award winner Practice And the Ally MacBill.

Garcia Rulfo is best known for his role as Vasquez The Seven Wonders Remake and Gallo in Sicario: Soldado’s Day. He was recently seen in Profiles Greyhound And the 6 underground, His TV credits also include From Dusk to Dawn: The Chain.

Attorney Lincoln The series of books that was launched in 2009. The most recent of which is the sixth installment, The law of innocence, Published in November, seven years after the fifth novel.

“I’m delighted to call Netflix our home,” Connelly said. “I am excited to bring this rich, multi-layered story full of interesting characters and puzzles to solve for millions of viewers – old and new fans – all over the world.”

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