Ooh-wee, I am definitely watching this!! ~ V
Kerry Washington had one request when boarding her new show, Unprisoned, as both star and executive producer. The Emmy winner had already started the development process, and had enthusiastically read the pilot script by author and creator Tracy McMillan, adapted loosely from her life story.
I probably should have said this earlier in the process, but at some point I said to them, ‘Look, there’s only one person I want to play my dad. And that was Delroy Lindo. He’s been one of my acting heroes for a long, long time.
She was right to push. In Hulu’s upcoming Unprisoned (watch the exclusive trailer above), Lindo and Washington make for a bitingly funny, beautifully realistic father-daughter duo.
The series centers on Washington’s Paige, a single mom and relationship therapist whose routine is rocked by her father Edwin’s release from a 17-year stint in prison. Edwin has been in and out of the system since Paige was a kid; she’d gotten used to things going a certain way, and more pertinently, to not relying on him.
But this time he says he wants to do things differently. He shows up on Paige’s doorstep with his stuff and asks to live with her—to make a real go at staying on the outside, and being there for his daughter and teenage grandson, Finn (Faly Rakotohavana).
UnPrisoned Official Trailer ~ Video via Hulu
Inspired by Tracy McMillan’s life, “UnPrisoned” is a half-hour comedy about a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.
Series premiere March 10th on Hulu.
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