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Unprisoned: Upcoming Comedy Series to Star Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo

Da Five Bloods star Delroy Lindo and Little Fires Everywhere star Kerry Washington will be coming together for a new Hulu comedy series named ‘Unprisoned.’


The upcoming comedy series is inspired by the life of the show’s creator Tracy McMillan and will revolve around “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.”

Kerry Washinton will play the role of a single mother and a marriage and family therapist Paige Alexander, while Delroy will be playing the role of her fresh out of jail father, Edwin.

Washington is represented by Washington Square Arts, CAA, Teller and Rush while The Linod is being represented by APA.

Production of Unprisoned

Unprisoned will be an eight-episode short series and will be produced by ABC Signature it will become the first-ever scripted comedy series to come under Disney’s Onyx Collective.

The Onyx Collective of Disney is the same powerhouse collective which was behind the latest Academy Award-Winning documentary ‘Summer of Soul.’

The series will be executively produced by Washinton, Lindo, McMillan and Yvette Lee Bower who is also the showrunner. Other executive producers include Jen Braeden and Joy Gordan Wettels with Anonymous Content.

“From the moment Tracy McMillan brought this project to Simpson Street, we knew that it had the potential to be provocative, groundbreaking and life-affirming,” Washington expressed. “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 honoured to be collaborating with this talented group of creative partners.”

The President of Onyx Collection Tara Duncan expressed how “From the moment we read the script for ‘Unprisoned,’ we wanted this fresh, funny series for Onyx. Tracy tells the story of an endearing but complicated father-daughter relationship with the heart and humour of someone who has lived this all too common experience. We’re thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with Kerry Washington and the teams at Simpson Street [Washington’s production banner] and ABC Signature.”

Creation of the Series

McMillan is the one who created this series and also serves as one of the executive producers of the show. He expressed how he feels about the how the show is created-“This isn’t just my story, 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, humour and soul that they deserve.”

McMillian has also been the scriptwriter for shows such as “Mad Men” and “Runaways.”She is even recently hosting a relationship reality show “Family or Fiance” which aires on OWN.

The comedy series will exclusively air on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and on Hotstar Disney+ in all other regions. Unprisioned will join Onyx’s list of content including The Hair Tales, Reasonable Doubt and The Plot. 

I am Sahaj Manocha and have a degree in Economics. Writing is where I find myself when not studying !! It's my happy place where I can pen down all my thoughts whether Economical or not !!


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