This New Legal Drama Based on a Popular Book Series Has Overtaken ‘Ozark’ as the Top Show on Netflix

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Sorry, Ozarkit looks like there's a new top show on Netflix. After debuting earlier this weekend, The Lincoln Lawyer has managed to move into the number-one spot on the streaming service's list of most-watched shows, where it currently sits above Ozark and other Netflix originals like Bling Empire and The Circle.

If the title of this new legal drama from Netflix sounds familiar, that's because a movie of the same name was released back in 2011, starring Matthew McConaughey as the eponymous lawyer, Mickey Haller. However, this movie was actually adapted from a 2005 book of the same name by crime writer Michael Connelly.

Yet, while this trending TV show uses the same title, it's actually based on the second of Connelly's books about Haller, titled The Brass Verdict. And in this series, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo fills the role of the defense attorney (but don't worry because based on the trailer, it looks like he brings an equal amount of suavity to the role). Check it out below.

“One thing I know—success is all about momentum,” Haller says in the clip. “In court, before you can win, you gotta believe you can win.”

However when he's asked, “But what if you don't?” He responds, “Then you better fake it till you make it.”

Alongside Garcia-Rulfo, The Lincoln Lawyer stars Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson and Christopher Gorham. The series was created by David E. Kelley ( The Practice, Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal ) and developed by Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife).

All 10 episodes of The Lincoln Lawyer are now available to stream on Netflix. Don't mind us while we go binge them all at once.

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