FOR LIFE: Stars Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, EP Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and the creators give the scoop on Season 2 – Interview – Part 2

Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace in FOR LIFE - Season 2 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In Part 2 of this article on ABC’s Wednesday-night drama FOR LIFE, we continue the discussion of the show’s second season with actors Nicholas Pinnock (who plays recently-exonerated prisoner Aaron Wallace) and Indira Varma (who plays former prison warden Sofiya Masry) and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, series creator Hank Steinberg, and executive producer Isaac Wright Jr., whose life story is the loose basis for the show. FOR LIFE tackles racism and social class head-on, both topics much on people’s minds at present. Jackson says, “I think the show speaks so loudly to the things that are going on. […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Stars Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, EP Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and the creators Talk Season 2 – Interview – Part 1

FOR LIFE - Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 ABC

FOR LIFE, now on Wednesday nights on ABC in its second season, is loosely based on the life of lawyer Isaac Wright Jr. Wright got his law license while he was in prison, having been wrongly convicted of a crime. When he was exonerated, Wright continued to represent other inmates in court. In FOR LIFE, Nicholas Pinnock plays Wright’s fictional counterpart, Aaron Wallace. Season 2 begins with Aaron obtaining his freedom. He now must renegotiate his relationship with his wife Marie (Joy Bryant), their loving daughter Jasmine (Tyla Harris), and his namesake, Jasmine’s newborn son. Indira Varma plays Sofiya Masry, […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Indira Varma chats about playing a prison warden – Interview

ndira Varma as Safiya Masry in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s drama FOR LIFE, on Tuesday nights in its first season, Nicholas Pinnock plays wrongly convicted prison inmate Aaron Wallace. FOR LIFE and the character of Aaron are both loosely based on the life and experiences of Isaac Wright, Jr., who is one of the show’s executive producers and consultants. Like Wright, Aaron gets a law degree and begins defending other prisoners who are either altogether innocent or have disproportionate sentences. Aaron’s driving force, however, is trying to exonerate himself in order to get back to his wife and daughter. Indira Varma plays prison warden Safiya Masry, who is […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Nicholas Pinnock on playing a lawyer who is also an inmate – Exclusive Interview

Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night drama FOR LIFE, Nicholas Pinnock plays New Yorker Aaron Wallace. Wrongly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit, Aaron is a self-taught attorney, serving as a lawyer for his fellow inmates while trying to win his freedom and rejoin his wife Marie (Joy Bryant) and daughter Jasmine (Tyla Harris). Pinnock, originally from London, England, played Nelson Mandela in the telefilm MANDELA: THE PRISON YEARS. Other credits include the films CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT, VS, THE LAST TREE, and DARK ENCOUNTER, and the TV series CRIMINAL: UK, COUNTERPART, […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on new ABC drama – Interview

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Cassius in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Maarten de Boer

FOR LIFE, the new drama premiering on ABC on Tuesday, February 11, is loosely based on the real life of lawyer Isaac Wright Jr. The series stars Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace, who is wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to life in prison. Aaron studies to become a lawyer while incarcerated. He hopes to clear his own name and reunite with his family. Meanwhile, once he is qualified, Aaron represents his fellow inmates in court. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is one of FOR LIFE’s executive producers and also appears in the series as Cassius. […]Read On »

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