In one of the first big sales of the 2019-20 broadcast development season, CBS
has given a series production commitment to The Lincoln Lawyer
, a legal drama from The Practice
creator David E. Kelley
based on Michael Connelly
’s series of bestselling novels. The project hails from A+E Studios
, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.
Written by Kelley, The Lincoln Lawyer centers on 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 the expansive city of Los Angeles.
Kelley will executive produce with Connelly and Ross Fineman
The high-profile project, which marks Kelley’s return to broadcast, was taken out by A+E Studios just before the upfronts, with CBS quickly snapping it.
The Lincoln Lawyer stems from a previous spec script Kelley had written which A+E Studios acquired a year or so ago,