She-Hulk isn’t the only lawyer to hit screens this month. Netflix’s latest legal drama is on the horizon, and it sounds like it might be worth watching based on comments from Forbes. partner track follows Ingrid (Arden Cho), a lawyer on track to become a partner in her New York firm. However, when someone from her past returns and she starts wondering how she’s living her life, everything could change.
Deadline reported that Georgia Lee and Sarah Goldfinger would serve as co-showrunners, with Lee credited as the creator. Goldfinger is known for her work on Hawaii Five-0, Almost humanand Fascinatedwhile Lee has previously written for The wide. The two showrunners are also executive producers alongside Kristen Campo (The L Word: Generation Q), Julie Anne Robinson (Bridgeton), Tony Hernandez (disconnected, Emily in Paris) and Kim Shumway (The 100th). Michael Amodio (disconnected, Emily in Paris) also acts as a producer.
Grab your power suit as we venture into town and share everything we know partner track.
Partner track: The plot
Ingrid’s life is on course. After six years of hard work, she is in the perfect position to become a partner in her firm. She is dating a man who is considered one of the most eligible bachelors in New York. Everything seems to be going well for Ingrid until someone from her past shows up and makes her question every aspect of her life.
When Murphy (Dominic Sherwood), a former lover, starts working at her company, he can’t get her out of his head. Based on what she tells her friend in the trailer, he’s “not the love of her life,” and she last saw or interacted with him six years ago, conveniently at the beginning of her climb up the dating ladder. Seems like they have something pretty serious, or at least something memorable when years later when she meets him, she questions everything.
As the story progresses, it looks like Ingrid will have a healthy rival for the partner spot in fellow attorney Dan (Nolan Gerard Funk), but she’s determined. Though determined, she seems to be beginning to realize that there’s more to life than working around the clock. Will she find herself in the process? Does she become a partner? Will her career be forced to compromise her beliefs? Will she end up sticking with one of the men in mind?
Partner Track: The Cast
Arden Cho is Ingrid Yun. Audiences may recognize her for her role as Kira Yukimura in teenage wolf or Emily Choi in Chicago Med. Dominic Sherwood (shadowhunters, Vampire Academy) plays Jeff Murphy, the mysterious man from Ingrid’s past she can’t stop thinking about. Rob heaps (good girls) is Nick Laren, the bachelor with a trust fund that Ingrid is dating.
Other cast members include Nolan Gerard Funk (joy, The flight attendant) as Dan Fallon, Matthew Rauch (Blue blood) as Marty Adler, Alexandra Turshen (The bold) as Rachel Friedman, Roby Attal (The Haunting of Bly Manor) as Justin Coleman, Bradley Gibson (Mozart in the Jungle) as Tyler Robinson, Zane Phillips (legacies) as Hunter Reed, Will Stout (do not look back) as Todd Ames, Fredric Lehne (western world, Dexter: New blood) as Ted Lassiter, Alejandro Hernandez (New Amsterdam) as Valdo, Rich Ting as Carter Min, Esther Moon (Minari) as Soo-Jung Yun, Arash DeMaxi as Nihal Khatri and Jo Sung as Yun Sang Hoon.
All ten episodes will be available to stream on Netflix starting August 26, 2022.
Everything else we know
The series is based on Helen Wan’s 2013 book of the same name. Wan is listed as a consultant for the series on IMDb. The partner track follows Ingrid, described as a first-generation Chinese American who would be the first minority woman to be a partner in her law firm. According to the book synopsis, an incident occurs that leads to Ingrid trying to do damage control for her company to handle the new diversity and inclusion initiative.
Will all of this be included in the series? There should be room in a ten episode series, more than writers would have had in a film adaptation, and these would be great storylines to include as Ingrid tries to find herself outside of the work environment.
partner track is already receiving positive reviews. Dana Feldman wrote for Forbes that it’s “the perfect feast to end the summer.” Feldman even comments that fans can potentially expect a second season based on the cliffhanger that ends the final episode. Based on the review, they appear to have changed Ingrid to Korean-American, which still gives the representation book fans can hope for.
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