'For Life' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the ABC legal drama

The series about a man fighting against systematic injustice after being wrongfully convicted returns for a second season

                            'For Life' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the ABC legal drama

Inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright, Jr, 'For Life' returns for a second season picking off of that momentous cliffhanger that determines whether Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) goes free on his own terms...or takes a deal that sees him free early, but marked for life as a felon. The second season of this hard-hitting ABC drama takes the show in a new direction, and we have the release date, plot, cast details and everything else you need to know about the show.

Release date

'For Life' Season 2 returns November 18 at 10 pm ET on ABC.


As per the official synopsis released by ABC, "Aaron Wallace's fight continues in season two of "For Life," as the wrongfully convicted prisoner-turned-litigator and social crusader embarks on a more personal journey. Aaron is motivated by the hope of being reunited with his family and reclaiming a life of freedom to take up the mantle against systemic injustice from outside the prison walls. With continued help from the people who supported him - his family, a wily one-time public defender, Henry Roswell, and his former prison warden, Safiya Masry - Aaron continues his battle against the very political machine that once put him away undeservedly. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., "For Life" continues to shine an unrelenting light upon the institutional wrongs of our penal and legal systems."


Nicholas Pinnock

Nicholas Pinnock visits BuzzFeed's "AM To DM" on February 11, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Nicholas Pinnock stars as Aaron Wallace, a former club owner wrongfully convicted of drug trafficking, sentenced to life without parole. With no other options in front of him, Wallace earns a law license to be able to defend himself in court, also helping out his fellow inmates in the process. Nicholas Pinnock is known for his roles on 'Marcella', 'Fortitude' and 'Counterpart'.

Indira Varma

Indira Varma attends the ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Indira Varma plays Safiyah Masry, the prison warden overseein Aaron Wallace. She's been a proven ally to Aaron, but places the needs of her own family first. Indira Varma is best known for her roles on 'Game of Thrones', 'Carnival Row' and 'Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love'.

Dorian Crossmond Missick

Dorian Missick attends the Better Brothers Los Angeles' 6th annual Truth Awards at Taglyan Complex on March 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Dorian Crossmond Missick plays Jamal Bishop, Aaron Wallace's closet friend inside the prison walls, who has helped Aaron prepare for his cases on more than one occassion. Missick is best known for his roles on 'Southland', 'Lucky Number Slevin' and 'Tell Me a Story'.


On October 14, ABC released a trailer for Season 2 of the series, which you can watch below.


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