On 8 August 2011, Variety announced that ABC had ordered a script for a Lincoln Laywer pilot, to be co-produced by Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment. The film's screenwriter, John Romano, and the novel's author, Michael Connelly, are expected to write the teleplay, as well as executive producing the pilot along with Joel Gotler, Gary Lucchesi, and Tom Rosenberg.
On 6 December 2011, Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael R. Burns confirmed on CNBC that a Lincoln Lawyer television project was still being developed with ABC, while indicating that a film sequel was also being developed.
No further announcements have been made regarding the project.
- "ABC developing 'Lincoln Lawyer' series," Andrew Wallenstein, Variety, 8 August 2011.
- "Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns Says THE LINCOLN LAWYER Will Get a Sequel in Addition to the TV Series; Provides Updates on Other Projects," Matt Goldberg, Collider, 6 December 2011.