Disney’s Onyx Collective has set a new Hulu series from Tracy McMillan and Yvette Lee Bowser starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo as father and daughter.
The brand has picked up Unprisoned, an eight-episode series created by McMillan starring Washington and Delroy Lindo. The show will follow Washington’s character Paige Alexander, “a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad (Delroy Lindo) gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.”
1. 'Unprisoned' tells the story of a 'endearing but complicated father-daughter relationship'.
Tara Duncan, president of Onyx Collective and Freeform, expressed excitement for the new show and the impact it will have on viewers.
“From the moment we read the script for Unprisoned, we wanted this fresh, funny series for Onyx,” she said. “Tracy tells the story of an endearing but complicated father-daughter relationship with the heart and humor 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 and ABC Signature.”
2. Kerry Washington serves as the star and executive producer alongside Delroy Lindo, Tracy McMillan, Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single, Dear White People, Run the World), and Joy Gorman Wettels (13 Reasons Why).
“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,” Kerry Washington said. “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 honored to be collaborating with this talented group of creative partners.”
While it is on Hulu in the U.S., the series will be on either Disney’s Star+ or Disney+ in other territories.