EXCLUSIVE: The Chi alum Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine has been tapped for a closely recurring position reverse Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in The Lincoln Lawyer, Netflix’s drama sequence primarily based on Michael Connelly bestselling novels, from David E. Kelley and A+E Studios.
Written and govt produced by Kelley and showrunner Ted Humphrey, The Lincoln Lawyer revolves round Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo), an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his legislation apply out of the again seat of his Lincoln City Automotive as he takes on instances large and small throughout the expansive metropolis of Los Angeles.
Ntare will play Detective Raymond Griggs. A personality created particularly for the sequence, Griggs is an intense and tenacious LAPD Detective investigating the homicide of Jerry Vincent, a protection legal professional whose instances Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo) has taken over. Whereas Griggs is initially an antagonist to Mickey, the 2 males ultimately develop a cautious working relationship as they every strive in their very own approach to resolve the unusual occasions surrounding the homicide.
Christopher Gorham additionally stars.
The ten-episode first season is predicated on the second e book in The Lincoln Lawyer sequence, The Brass Verdict. Kelley and Humphrey govt produce alongside Connelly and Ross Fineman.
Ntare was beforehand a sequence common on Showtime’s The Chi and at the moment stars in IFC Movies’ Farewell Amor, for which he gained the Finest Actor Award on the Durban Worldwide Movie Competition. The movie, directed by Ekwa Msangi, premiered at Sundance final yr and is at the moment streaming. Ntare additionally is ready to direct a documentary on Ugandan studio photographer Kibaate Aloysius Ssalongo, which Steven Soderbergh is govt producing. Ntare additionally has had recurring roles on Soderbergh’s The Knick and David Simon’s Treme. He’s repped by TalentWorks, Gallant Administration and Sloane, Supply, Weber, & Dern.