The Amazon-backed free-streaming service has landed library rights to the first two seasons of the series starring Nicholas Pinnock. Should those perform well, it could lead to a third-season renewal on the ad-supported platform.
For Life has been renewed for a second season at ABC, while The Baker and the Beauty has been canceled after one season. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
Nicholas Pinnock, the star of ABC’s new drama about a prison inmate unjustly incarcerated who becomes a lawyer, thinks the show “is going to change the shape and the way network television is viewed and how it can move forward and compete with the likes of streaming channels like Netflix and Amazon and Apple and really, really challenge the outlook of network television.”