June 25, 2024

The comedy series premieres this March on Hulu.


Hulu and Onyx Collective are teaming up again, this time with a comedy series Without prison. Half-hour series features Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo as daughter and father. According to the record, the show is “about a messed-up but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life falls apart when her dad gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.” Ahead of the premiere, Hulu has released the official trailer.


At first, the trailer suggests that Washington’s Paige and Lindo’s Edwin have a somewhat strained relationship, though it seems like both are trying to find stable ground with the other. As they begin to adjust to the change, Edwin also works on his relationship with his teenage grandson Finn (Faly Rakotohavana), building another layer of importance to the family already present in the story.

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Additionally, the show will also focus on more individual journeys, especially through Paige and Edwin. In the trailer, Paige says “[life] it’s not about what you owe someone else. It’s about who you want to be.” His sentiment is reflected in scenes that show him sorting out his feelings beyond his father and himself with others. Edwin also has to deal with a culture shock that he has had to adjust to until now. He has been in the world for 17 years.

Delroy Lindo as Edwin in UnPrisoned
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Without prison It is inspired by the author’s life Tracy McMillanwhich executive produces alongside Washington and Lindo. Yvette Lee Bowser executive producers and shows, together Joy Gorman Wettels anonymous content, Jen Braedenand Kevin Bray as executive producer. This is the second scripted collaboration between Hulu and Onyx Collective Reasonable Doubt. Includes supporting cast Jee Young Han, Mark Richardson, Edwin Lee Gibsonand Jordyn McIntosh.


McMillan and Washington want to focus on mass incarceration

During the period TCA press tour last month, the cast and creative team behind it Without prison they talked a little more about their hopes for the series, including how it tackles the subject of mass incarceration. Speaking to the press, McMillan and Washington said they hope to change people’s perspectives. Washington said: “[It’s an] A chance to take the lens and look at these racist institutions and how they affect the everyday lives of families, but in a fun and loving way.”

Lindo spoke of how Without prison is different from his previous roles and the way they act as “directors,” saying, “I would also say that in terms of my personal arc of my career, it’s like the projects I’ve done in the last few years. The Harder to Fall, It’s Five Bloods…they were what I called historical correctors. This is, in its own way, today’s correction. It’s about looking at a family story through a different lens.’

Without prison It premieres Friday, March 10 with eight episodes on Hulu. Watch the trailer below:

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