When will ‘For Life’ Season 2 return? Here’s what to expect when the legal drama's sequel is back on ABC
Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, who has produced ‘For Life’, confirmed in June that the series had been renewed for a second season
‘For Life’, which offered us the story of the wrongfully incarcerated Aaron Wallace, was without the slightest doubt, one of the best legal drama series. Not only was Hank Steinberg’s creation heaped with praise for its brilliance, but it also managed to tug at the heartstrings of the viewers with Wallace’s determination to free himself and his fight against a corrupt justice system.
Where we left off
Season 1 of ‘For Life’ navigated Wallace’s time in prison as he trained himself to be a prison attorney in the quest for his own freedom and that of his fellow inmates. The 13th and final episode of the show saw a lot unfold in Aaron's fight against a corrupt legal system as it showcases the wrongfully incarcerated inmate and Glen Maskins' (Boris McGiver) representative O'Reilly argue intensely at the court hearing presenting their respective stance. Towards the end of the episode, prison warden Safiya, who was well-aware of the consequences of Wallace’s return to Belmore, bends over backward to get him transferred to a new prison. The series however ends with a cliffhanger, as it shows the new prison governor Cyrus cancel Wallace’s transfer, in order to retain him in Belmore.
What we’d like to see
Wallace’s chance at the re-trial does not work in his favor, thus leaving him with no choice but to go back to living his life in prison. In Season 2 of ‘For Life’ we could expect to see his character evolve as now he’s further impacted by the uphill battle against the justice system and Maskins’. Furthermore, he also has the support of his wife Marie and daughter Jasmine, who have come to accept his fate after fighting tooth and nail for his freedom. Perhaps, Wallace’s life that was previously driven by the sole motive to re-unite with his family, might be perceived differently by him as he has realized that even if he couldn’t free himself, his knowledge and experience in law could save innocent lives who have, like him, been wrongfully imprisoned.
When is it returning?
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, who has produced ‘For Life’, confirmed in June that the series had been renewed for a second season. It was reported in August that the production for the sequel has begun in New York, however, it had to be suspended in September due to Covid-19. While reports suggest that ‘For Life’ Season 2 would premiere on Wednesday, November 18, on ABC, the creators of the series are yet to confirm the details. Watch the space for an update on the same!