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For Life

For Life

  • Premiered: 
    February 11, 2020
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. 
  • Subject Matter: Legal
  • Tags: family

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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. and executive produced by Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, FOR LIFE is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, 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 -- his estranged wife Marie and daughter Jasmine -- and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Through the window of his ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Safiya Masry, FOR LIFE examines the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems. Aaron's inspirational struggle shows how one person can make a difference when fighting for the truth.

Season 2 of FOR LIFE premiered on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. Aaron's fight continues as the wrongfully convicted prisoner-turned-litigator and social crusader embarks on a more personal journey. Aaron is motivated by the hope of being reunited with his family and reclaiming a life of freedom to take up the mantle against systemic injustice from outside the prison walls. With continued help from the people who supported him -- his family, a wily one-time public defender, Henry Roswell, and his former prison warden, Safiya Masry -- Aaron continues his battle, while on probation, against the very political machine that once put him away undeservedly. After a six-week break, FOR LIFE returned with new episodes on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. In the winter premiere, "354," after an urgent call from Bellmore concerning the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Aaron enlists Safiya's help and heads back to the prison to investigate. Meanwhile Marie faces a choice: Expose her family to the virus or go all-in at the hospital.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "Andy Josiah," the Season 2 finale of FOR LIFE. Aaron and his legal team face their toughest trial yet as they prosecute the police officer responsible for the killing of an innocent, unarmed Black man.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television
  • Produced by ABC Studios