Yaya DaCosta is joining the Netflix legal drama series The Lincoln Lawyer season 2.
The series follows the redemption of Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Los Angeles attorney who regains much of what he lost due to addiction with hard work and hustle. His success is also thanks to his devoted supporters which include his two ex-wives Maggie (Neve Campbell) and Lorna (Becki Newton). As well as his driver and unofficial sponsor Izzy (Jazz Raycole), and the best investigator in town—and Lorna’s newly minted fiancé—Cisco (Angus Sampson).
David E. Kelley created and Ted Humphrey developed the streaming series. The first season was based on Michael Connelly’s 2008 novel The Brass Verdict which is the sequel to his novel The Lincoln Lawyer. The 10-episode second season will be based on the fourth book in The Lincoln Lawyer series by Connelly, The Fifth Witness.
DaCosta will recur in the series as Andrea Freemann. She’s a cut-throat prosecutor and Haller’s undefeated courtroom rival, who is also a friend of his ex-wife Maggie.
DaCosta is not the only new face joining The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, Lana Parrilla is also cast as Lisa Trammell. Tramell is a beloved chef and community advocate struggling to keep her restaurant afloat as a predatory real estate developer threatens the neighborhood around her. As the season’s client, Lisa will surely bear witness to Andrea’s fierce courtroom arguments as she goes head-to-head with Mickey.
Season 2 will be executive-produced by co-showrunners Ted Humphrey and Dailyn Rodriguez; as well as Connelly, David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen, and Tana Jamieson. The series is produced by A+E Studios for Netflix.
The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 is expected to be available to stream in 2023.
DaCosta’s credits include Chicago Med, Our Kind of People, Ugly Betty, House, and All My Children. Her film credits include The Nice Guys, The Butler, In Time, Tron: Legacy, and The Kids Are Alright.