As reported earlier, CBS cancelled their series commitment to The Lincoln Lawyer this month. The drama is based on the novels by Michael Connelly which were adapted into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011.
Speaking to Deadline, Kahl said CBS‘ decision to pass on comedy pilot Fun and The Lincoln Lawyer was “tough” but a result of the “unprecedented time” we are currently in and the industry’s production shutdown:
It’s a tough time, unprecedented time, and we just had to make some very hard decisions. In both cases, there were very talented producers but our upfront process was moving forward, and in some cases, time was of the essence, and we had to make some tough calls.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean the end for The Lincoln Lawyer. The series will likely be shopped around to other networks.
What do you think? Were you looking forward to watching this new Kelley series? Would you check it out on another channel?