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Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo stars in the series "Lincoln's Lawyer", which is Netflix's most watched series in the United States, one week after its premiere. Photo: Netflix.
Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo stars in the series "Lincoln's Lawyer", which is Netflix's most watched series in the United States, one week after its premiere. Photo: Netflix.

"The Lincoln Lawyer", one of the most watched series in the US

The Lincoln Lawyer, starring the Mexican Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, has become the most watched on Netflix a week after its premiere.

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"After an accident, the famous Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career (and his brand car) when he accepts a murder case," says the synopsis of the fictional production that premiered on May 13 on the streaming platform.

The series "Lincoln's Lawyer" stars Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who plays the role of lawyer Mickey Haller.

This is the first leading role of this Mexican actor, who is proud of his work on the small screen. He assures that his visibility has allowed him to break with the typical stereotypes of Latinos in the entertainment industry. “As actors, we must be aware of what we are going to do or say. It is very exciting to play all kinds of characters, even the villain or the drug dealer; I am very grateful because this series removes that stereotype and offers me an opportunity to play a leading role, who is a lawyer,” said Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in an interview with Milenio.

This is a unique moment for Latino talents in film and television, said Garcia-Rulfo who highlighted the work done by Mexican actors Diego Luna, Gael García or Salma Hayek. He mentioned that although the future seems promising, there is still a long way to go to consolidate Latino representation on the small and big screen.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who has been cast in “Perfect Strangers”, “From Dusk till Dawn: The Series 2”, “Cake, Touch: The Series”, “The Magnificent Seven”, “Someone Else” has been chosen for “The Lincoln lawyer" for his "hands-on approach and sense of humanity," according to series producer David E. Kelley. “Mickey Haller can be tough, but he's also very cunning; so, we wanted those muscles to be activated, without losing the course of the human, it is not easy to flex those characteristics and for the audience to accept it, but Manuel has the ability to deliver that humanity”, explained the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker .

In addition to García-Rulfo, the cast of the series "The Lincoln Lawyer" includes Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson and Neve Campbell.

The television series, which is a new adaptation of Michael Connelly's best-selling novel, premiered on Netflix on May 13. Since then, it reached number 2 in the chart of 10 most viewed tv series on the entire platform in the United States.

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