Firefly Lane and the 6 best book adaptations on Netflix in 2023

Firefly Lane. (L to R) Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in episode 216 of Firefly Lane. Cr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2023
Firefly Lane. (L to R) Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in episode 216 of Firefly Lane. Cr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2023 /
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The Lincoln Lawyer season 2
The Lincoln Lawyer. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in episode 207 of The Lincoln Lawyer. Cr. Lara Solanki/Netflix © 2023 /

The Lincoln Lawyer season 2

What can we say? The people love them some Mickey Haller, and we don’t blame them one bit. Although the Michael Connelly book of the same name had been adapted into a movie starring Matthew McConaughey, the Lincoln Lawyer himself came back with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in the Netflix original series based on Connelly’s other books.

When the series premiered in May 2022, it was a runaway hit. The Lincoln Lawyer, while a legal drama with a season-long mystery, echoes the kind of series that fill the timeslots on broadcast television. It’s not the first of its kind, but it was a kind of change of pace for the usual type of content Netflix produces for its millions of subscribers.

And that slight change in formula proved successful (see also: The Night Agent). Viewers are craving shows with standalone seasons with gripping side stories and challenging characters you can root for. That’s exactly what The Lincoln Lawyer gives, and it’s all in due part to the words Michael Connelly wrote in his best-selling series of Mickey Haller books and beyond.

There are still plenty of books in the series for Netflix to pull from for future seasons of The Lincoln Lawyer, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that after the hit two-part second season, a third season renewal soon follows — and more, of course. If you need more Mickey after the two seasons on Netflix, be sure to get into the books, too.