‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Adaptation From David E Kelley Gets Series Commitment at CBS

TCA 2019: Adaptation of the Michael Connelly book series hails from A+E Studios

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CBS has given a series commitment to a “Lincoln Lawyer” adaptation from David E. Kelley.

Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president, programming, CBS Entertainment announced the series commitment on Thursday during CBS’ executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Sherman added that the series is being targeted for the 2020-21 season.

Based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling series of novels, “The Lincoln Lawyer” centers on Mickey Haller, who is described as “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 the expansive city of Los Angeles.”

Connelly and Ross Fineman, who also produced Kelley’s Amazon series “Goliath,” will serve as executive producers on the drama from A+E Studios, in association with CBS Television Studios.

Matthew McConaughey previously starred in a 2011 film adaptation of the “Lincoln Lawyer” book series from director Brad Furman. A subsequent TV adaptation was set up at ABC shortly thereafter but never made it to series.

The project is one of many in the pipeline for Kelley, which also includes “Goliath,” the recently completed second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” “Mr. Mercedes” on Audience Network, the upcoming HBO limited series “The Undoing” and “Nine Perfect Strangers” at Hulu.