The new authorized drama ‘For Life’ premieres Feb. 11 and it’s not like any authorized drama you’ve seen earlier than. Executive producer 50 Cent spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about why he’s ‘excited’ for this present, taking part in a brand new character, and extra.
For Life tells the story of an incarcerated man named Aaron Wallace, who turns into a lawyer and begins litigating for different inmates whereas preventing to overturn his personal wrongful conviction. The collection is impressed by the true story of Isaac Wright Jr. Isaac is a former inmate who obtained his wrongful conviction overturned and have become an lawyer. 50 Cent is an govt producer on the collection and talked about why he was drawn to For Life and why this isn’t your typical authorized present.
“I was excited by the story itself,” he informed HollywoodLife on the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “I met Isaac Wright Jr., who the story is loosely based on, and his story is definitely one of a kind. He was sentenced to 70 years plus life and can’t find anybody to actually represent him that would give him any hope. He just starts to study law himself, still won’t take the plea regardless. Look, 99 percent of the population would have probably just taken the plea and secured coming home at some point versus gambling with not taking the plea. It gives the character [of Aaron Wallace] a whole different perspective. We wouldn’t see the same kind of attorney because he’s learning law under circumstances that allow him to view the criminal system in a way nobody’s been subjected to so it allows his temperament to be a little different from anyone else you will see in the kind of procedural law show. It’s not a procedural show because it doesn’t start and end a case every episode.”
Aaron Wallace is performed by Nicholas Pinnock and 50 Cent had nothing however nice issues to say about him. “He’s so talented. I don’t want to toot his horn but that guy’s really talented,” 50 Cent raved. 50 Cent may also be taking part in the recurring character of Kassius Dawkins, who has been incarcerated for 16 years. While Aaron is determined to get out of jail, Kassius is ok the place he’s. 50 Cent isn’t any stranger to appearing. The actor/rapper/producer notably performed Kanan on the hit collection Power, which he additionally produced.
50 Cent additionally opened up about what he desires followers to remove from the collection. “I want them to take a peek into a world that they wouldn’t normally see,” he stated. “It allows them to go on a journey that they don’t have to necessarily be subjected to but to understand it or to find empathy for some people will do.” For Life airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.