Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo are set to headline Unprisoned, Hulu's new comedy series from Onyx Collective, the Disney banner focused on underrepresented voices. Unprisoned is inspired by the life of creator Tracy McMillan (Mad Men) and centers on a single mother (Washington) whose dad (Lindo) moves in with her and her teenage son after he's released from prison.
“This isn’t just my story,” said McMillan in a statement. “It’s the story of millions of people dealing with the effects of mass incarceration on their families, hearts, minds and bodies — and as writers, we wanted to come to these flawed but super-lovable characters from the place of empathy, humor and soul that they deserve.”
“From the moment Tracy McMillan brought this project to Simpson Street [Washington's production company], we knew that it had the potential to be provocative, groundbreaking and life-affirming,” Washington said. “I love this show. I love these characters and the stories that they inspire. And I’m extremely excited to be working, once again, with both Onyx Collective and ABC signature, and honored to be collaborating with this talented group of creative partners.”
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