UnPrisoned, starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo, has been renewed for season 2 at Hulu.
The Onyx Collective and ABC Signature series is also executive produced by the stars. The series was Onyx Collective’s most-viewed premiere on Hulu and is the banner’s first dramedy series.
Inspired by creator Tracy McMillan’s life, the series “follows a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist, social media influencer and single mom, Paige Alexander (Washington), whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad, Edwin Alexander (Lindo), gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.”
It is executive produced by McMillan, Yvette Lee Bowser and Washington alongside Pilar Savone, through their Simpson Street production company, and Lindo. Joy Gorman Wettels and Jen Braeden also executive produce.
In a previous interview with Blavity’s Shadow and Act, Lindo and Washington spoke about the importance of the series.
Lindo explained, “The fact that this project landed on you and produced that question with those components speaks to exactly on some level the state of television, that we can all come together and make work like this,” he said, referencing how the series includes Black TV legends like Tracy McMillan, Yvette Lee Bowser, and how the series focuses on such an intimate topic.”
While he admitted that “[i]t will remain to be seen 5 years, 10 years from now whether this is the start of something” that will continue in Hollywood, the trend is currently towards allowing Black creatives to express themselves.
All eight episodes of the first season are now streaming on Hulu.