ABC’s For Life is an inspiring tale about a man that refused to give up. The series is inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr.. who in jail became a lawyer to overturn his own life sentence for a crime that he didn’t commit. Defying all odds he was able to regain his freedom and is now aspiring to run for Mayor of New York City. The fictional serialized legal and family drama executive produced by 50 Cent.
Representing Wright’s character in the series is Nicholas Pinnock’s, Aaron Wallace. In the series, we see him working every angle to try and overturn his case. Despite the fact that the system is obviously against him. Lucky for him he has an ally in Jamal Bishop, played by Dorian Missick. Jamal helps Aaron practice his cases before heading into the courtroom. It seems like he is the only friend he has on the inside.
With the second season of For Life wrapping up last night on ABC, LRM Online had the opportunity to talk with Missick about his role in the series. During our interview, we talk about the inspiration behind his character. Whether or not it was based on a single person or a group of people. We also talk about the importance of his character to the success of Wallace’s ultimate goal. You can check it out down below!
Synopsis for ABC’s For Life
Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., “For Life” is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), 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 (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris) – and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. “For Life” will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
ALSO SEE: A CONVERSATION WITH ISAAC WRIGHT JR. ABOUT HIS REAL LIFE STORY THAT INSPIRED ABC’S FOR LIFE