CBS has given a series production commitment to an adaptation of Michael Connelly’s best-seller “The Lincoln Lawyer” from David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”). The drama, like Connelly’s series of novels and the 2011 film starring Matthew McConaughey, revolves around Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln town car as he takes on cases big and small across Los Angeles. There is yet no word on who will be playing the lead role in this new series.
Connelly is attached as an executive producer alongside Ross Fineman, who previously worked with Kelley on Amazon’s “Goliath.” The project hails from A+E Studios and CBS TV Studios.
A “Lincoln Lawyer” series was previously in the works at ABC, with the network ordering a script from Lionsgate following the movie’s release 2011. But it was never picked-up to series.