The new ABC legal drama For Life has secured a renewal for its second season, according to Deadline. Created by rapper 50 Cent (Power, Get Rich or Die Tryin’) and Hank Steinberg (The Last Ship), the network drama series debuted in late winter of 2020 with its first season airing a total of thirteen forty-minute-long episodes. The series is grounded in the real-life story of Isaac Wright who was wrongfully convicted for drug-related charges before overturning his conviction and embarking on gaining a license to be an attorney. The show follows the character Aaron Wallace who is currently imprisoned and begins to practice law in order to overturn the life sentence he is currently serving in addition to providing litigation for other prisoners.
The cast of For Life includes the likes of Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Counterpart) as the main character Aaron Wallace who is serving a life sentence for a drug trafficking charge which he did not commit. Indira Varma (Luther, Carnival Row) stars as Warden Safiya Masry in addition to Mary Stuart Masterson (At Close Range, Immediate Family) as Masry’s wife Anya, Joy Bryant (Parenthood, Girls, Ballers) as Wallace’s wife Marie, Dorian Crossmond Missick (The Manchurian Candidate, Six Degrees) as Jamal Bishop, and Glenn Fleshler (True Detective, Joker, Barry) as Frank Foster.
The series premiered as a midseason replacement in the ABC programming schedule and has also witnessed a lot of attention recently due to on-going peaceful protests for Black Lives Matter after the wrongful death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. For interested television fans, the series’ first season can be streamed on ABC’s website with a cable subscription. Check out the season one trailer below: