Recently, For Life inspired by the real-life story made quite the headlines for ABC. And now everyone wants to know whether they will see For Life Season 2 or not. The newly debut show got a great response from the fans as well as the critics. According to some reviews, it is one of the finest examples of the transformation of real-life onto the screen.
For Life is a legal drama TV series. Hank Steinberg created this show for ABC. The plot of this show is an adaptation of the real-life story of Isaac Wright Jr. The series made its debut on February 11, 2020, and the finale episode aired recently on May 12, 2020. It follows Isaac’s journey from his false imprisonment to become a lawyer who helps twenty other people to get rid of their wrong accusations.
Viewership Of The Debut Season!
The inaugural season of the series managed to get a 0.56 demo rating. The show opened with normal response and averaged 2.5 million viewers per week. Out of 10 shows that ABC aired, For Life ranked sixth in demo and ninth position in viewership. It only managed to top the audience of Beauty and the Baker. However, the digital viewership of the show was at the ultimate level. The more the people see the first season, the more they demand the next.
For Life Season 2: Renewed?
There is a piece of good news for the fans of this series. ABC renewed the show for its second season just two days after the inaugural season ended. The cast and crew of the show were very excited regarding the second season. The show will continue to challenge the legal system and depicts its flaws. Although the series is a fictional drama, everyone knows how great it featured Isaac’s life.
Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent also expressed his feelings on the occasion of the renewal of the show. He said, “For Life Season 2 just got the green light by ABC! It’s more than just a show, it’s a struggle for justice, and we’re keeping the fight advancing. Isaac Wright Jr held up to the system and won his independence, and now more than ever, we need to keep saying the story motivated by his life. Creator Hank Steinberg and his team of writers are ready to resume exploring and revealing the flaws in the system, which is essential now more than ever. I told you it would happen.”
What Do The Creator Has To Say?
The show creator, Hank Steinberg, shows his gratitude towards the whole cast and crew of the series. After the renewal, he said, “It has been a great honor working with Isaac Wright Jr. and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson to design a show that, through the prism of Isaac’s life in our broken wicked justice system, has been able to focus the racial inequality that bothers this country. The series’ renewal will allow us to continue to do that, and I am very thankful to Sony Pictures Television and ABC for all of their support.”
For Life Season 2: Release Date
Even after the early renewal of the series, the viewers might have to face the hiatus to watch the second season. The creators won’t be able to start working on the following installment because of the production shutdown. The fans can expect For Life Season 2 to premiere on ABC by the end of 2021.