David E. Kelley Developing ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Series for CBS


David E. Kelley, who gave us “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal” and “Boston Legal,” is prepping another legal drama for TV.
He’s developing “The Lincoln Lawyer” for CBS, based on the  bestselling novels by Michael Connelly. Matthew McConaughey starred in the 2011 film of the same name as Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller, who runs his practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car.
No word  yet who’ll be playing the maverick criminal defense attorney in this new series.
Last year, Kelley picked up his 11th Emmy for HBO hit “Big Little Lies. ” His collaborations with CBS include “Picket Fences,” which ran for from 1992-1996, as well as the medical drama “Chicago Hope.”
Amazon’s “Bosch,” which is currently in its fifth season, is also based on Connelly’s novels. ”
“Castle” fans will remember him as one of Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion)’s card-playing mystery novelist friends on the ABC series. And Clint Eastwood directed an adaptation of his novel “Blood Work” in 2002.
[Via Variety]

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