‘For Life’ EPs Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson & Hank Steinberg On Show’s “Enormous Responsibility” In BLM Era & Season 2 Of Unconventional Broadcast Legal Drama – Deadline Q&A

For Life is not an easy sell as a broadcast drama. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., who was wrongfully convicted but got his conviction overturned while in prison and became a licensed attorney, the series’ first season was set in prison. It followed Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) as he represents himself and his fellow inmates in court, while also exposing injustices and racial profiling in the American legal system as well as the flaws in the prison system.

The series, from creator/executive producer Hank Steinberg and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, was a modest linear ratings