About the show[edit | edit source]
Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about Aaron Wallace, a prisoner 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 and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Aaron's complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden helps shine a light on the flaws and challenges in the U.S. penal and legal systems.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- 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 DA Glen Maskins
- Timothy Busfield as Henry Roswell
Production[edit | edit source]
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.
Connected media[edit | edit source]
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 consisted of six instalments that explored "real stories from men and women who were wrongfully convicted, yet prevailed against unthinkable odds."