Actress Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time) is joining the second season of the Netflix legal drama The Lincoln Lawyer in a recurring role.
According to Deadline, the half Puerto Rican, half Sicilian star will play Lisa Trammell, “a beloved chef and community advocate struggling to keep her restaurant afloat as a predatory real estate developer threatens the neighborhood around her.”
The Lincoln Lawyer follows the legal adventures of Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Los Angeles-based attorney and former drug addict who works on cases out of his Lincoln Navigator and who will probably end up helping this beloved chef.
“It’s just such a cool story,” Garcia-Rulfo told Remezcla before the start of the first season. “I really fell in love with the character and everything that’s around him.”
As reported this past summer, season two of the show will consist of 10 episodes and be based on The Fifth Witness, the fourth book in The Lincoln Lawyer series by author Michael Connelly. The debut season also aired 10 episodes and was based on the second book in the series, The Brass Verdict.
Parrilla is best known for playing the Evil Queen on the fantasy adventure series Once Upon a Time on ABC for seven seasons. Most recently, she’s taken on the form of another kind of “evil” in the second season of the anthology series Why Women Kill.
In 2000, Parrilla got one of her first big breaks when she landed a role as a regular on the TV series Spin City. She continued her career on TV with several other appearances on shows like NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under, 24, Lost, and The Shield. Her last film was the 2020 action-thriller The Tax Collector starring George Lopez, Bobby Soto, and Shia LaBeouf.