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For Life

For Life

  • Premiered: 
    February 11, 2020
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. 
  • Subject Matter: Legal
  • Tags: family

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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. and executive produced by Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, FOR LIFE is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves -- his estranged wife Marie and daughter Jasmine -- and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Through the window of his ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Safiya Masry, FOR LIFE examines the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "Fathers," the season finale of FOR LIFE, written and directed by series creator Hank Steinberg. When Maskins and Cyrus Hunt try to thwart Aaron's attempt at a retrial, Aaron is forced to attempt a desperate move, risking the wrath of a powerful new adversary. The election comes to a head as Safiya tries to warn Aaron that he is now a marked man. Guest cast: Brandon J. Dirden as Darius Johnson, Erik Jensen as Dez O'Reilly, John Douglas Thompson as Spencer Richardson, Danny Johnson as Judge Cummings, Alexis Nichole Smith as Lexi Richardson, Sean Ringgold as Huey Cornell, Chance Kelly as Cyrus Hunt, Toney Goins as Ronnie Baxter, Gregg Daniel as Easley Barton, Andrew Casanova as Jose Rodriguez, Joseph Siravo as Jerry McCormick, Eric Elizaga as ADA Adam Yamada with John Doman as Attorney General Burke.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television
  • Produced by ABC Studios