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"Pilot" is the first episode of the first season of For Life. It premiered on February 11, 2020.


An incarcerated man, Aaron Wallace, becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own wrongful conviction. Aaron's struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Safiya Masry, will explore the flaws in our penal and legal systems, and inspire by showing how one person can make a difference when fighting for the truth.

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  • Brandon J. Dirden as Darius Johnson
  • Erik Jensen as Dez O'Reilly
  • Peter Greene as Wild Bill
  • Sean Ringgold as Huey Cornell
  • Hassan Johnson as Bobby Latimer
  • Andrew Casanova as Jose Rodriguez
  • Jade Wu as Judge Julie Tanaka
  • Lizzy DeClement as Molly Davison
  • Jeb Kreager as Officer Anderson
  • Gabe Vargas as Matteo
  • JoJo Kushner as Zoe Masry
  • Cameron Mann as Justin Masry
  • Matthew James Ballinger as Freddy Dawkins
  • Irma-Estel LaGuerre as Jose's Abuela
  • Erick Betancourt as Garrigus
  • Philip Martin Reid as Bus Prisoner
  • Christina Shea-Wright as Sally Braver
  • Diany Rodriguez as Angry Woman
  • Brendan Burke as Gavin
  • Antoni Corone as Police Commissioner
  • Aristeo F. Kardi as Guard 1
  • Tommy Nohilly as Guard 2
  • Guy A. Fortt as Security Guard
  • D. Dumebi Egbufor as Crying Woman
  • Lawrence Bingham as Frisking Guard
  • Sean Weil as Prison Guard
  • Mark Dowey as Vic the Forger
  • David Hummel as Detective
  • Jory Levine as Bailiff
  • Christopher Mormando as Prison Bus Driver
  • Femi Olagoke as Club Goer 1
  • Jay Hieron as Club Goer 2