- “A prisoner becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.”
For Life is a legal and family drama television series created by Hank Steinberg. It premiered on February 11, 2020 on ABC in the United States.
The series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 10-11 PM.
About the show
A fictional serialized legal and family drama inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life tells the story of Aaron Wallace, a man wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Desperate to return to his family and reclaim his life, he educates himself and becomes a lawyer, trying to overturn his own life sentence while litigating cases for other inmates as well. While fiction, Aaron's complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden shines a light on the flaws and challenges that the U.S. penal and legal systems face today.
- Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace
- Indira Varma as Safiya Masry
- Joy Bryant as Marie Wallace
- Glenn Fleshler as Frank Foster
- Dorian Missick as Jamal Bishop
- Tyla Harris as Jasmine Wallace
- Mary Stuart Masterson as Anya Harrison
- Boris McGiver as Glen Maskins
- Timothy Busfield as Henry Roswell
- Brother's Keeper
- Do Us Part
- Character and Fitness
- Closing Statement
For Life is produced by Hank Steinberg, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson via G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions and Isaac Wright Jr. The pilot is directed and executive produced by George Tillman Jr. For Life is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television Inc. and ABC Studios.
A podcast was released along with the debut of the first season of the series. Titled For Life: The Podcast, and hosted by Isaac Wright Jr., it consists of six episodes that explore "real stories from men and women who were wrongfully convicted, yet prevailed against unthinkable odds."