ABC has released the trailer for the fictional serialized legal and family drama For Life, inspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr.
The series, executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, stars Nicholas Pinnock as prisoner Aaron Wallace, who who becomes a lawyer and litigates cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. According to the official synopsis, “His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves – his ex-wife (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris) – and reclaim the life that was stolen from him.
The series, which also features Indira Varma as a progressive female prison warden, also aims to examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
Serving as soundtrack is Andra Day’s single “Rise Up”.
The 60-second trailer gives viewers a glimpse into Wallace’s journey and informs that the series premiere will be taking place on February 11, 2020.