For Life: Four Reasons To Watch 50 Cent’s New Drama on ABC Tonight!By Delaina Dixon | February 11, 2020 | Entertainment
Tonight’s the night! Power producer 50 Cent kicks off his second act with the new drama series For Life, premiering on ABC tonight. Here are four reasons you’ll want to watch.
1. It’s based on a true person. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., the series is a fictionalized drama about Aaron Wallace, who is wrongly convicted and incarcerated. He becomes a lawyer to help others wrongfully accused. Isaac spent seven years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He studied the law and used his degree to get his conviction overturned and prove the men who initially set him up were the real guilty parties.
2. Lead actor Nicholas Pinnock hails from London. Nicholas, who plays Aaron, studied acting and dance at London Studio Centre. At a VIP screening of For Life, Nicholas revealed that having access to Isaac helped him give a performance he didn’t know he was capable of doing. “I took [Isaac] into a room for about 45 minutes before a table read,” he shared, adding, “I completely had to change my read on the character.” Nicholas is playing four aspects of Aaron’s life: as a prisoner, a prison rep, a family man and a lawyer. “We’re working really hard trying to give Isaac the best version we could,” he concluded.
3. Joy Bryant is tapping into real-life for inspiration. The actress plays Marie, Aaron’s ex-wife who still stands by her man. Joy shared that she has two friends who have incarcerated partners. “When their men when in, I remember what they went through,” she noted. “That’s what I leaned on really.”
4. It’s from 50 Cent! The prolific producer knew how important it was for this tale to be brought to life as it shines a light on prison life and reform, but he also knew he had to give it a little 50 Cent spin. There’s a great scene in the pilot where prisoners use the skills that landed them in the hole for a higher cause. Isaac is humbled by the notion of a series based on his life mission. “I’m now able to talk to people around the world, billions, as opposed to one person at a time.” Let your message resound!
For Life premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. on ABC.