“For Life” could get a second life on Amazon’s IMDb TV. The free streaming service is set to add both seasons of the former ABC drama, with eyes on a potential third season should the show perform well, an individual with knowledge of the discussions told TheWrap.
The cast for the drama recently extended their options should a third season go forward. “For Life” is a co-production between ABC Signature and Sony Pictures Television.
“For Life” is inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. and follows a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. It stars Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, and Timothy Busfield.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was an executive producer.
“For Life” ran for two seasons on ABC and was canceled in May.
Launched in 2019, IMDb TV (then known as IMDb Freedive) was more like ViacomCBS’ Pluto TV, a place where people could watch old shows for free. In early 2020, Amazon moved IMDb TV’s content team under Amazon Studios with the goal of creating original content. When Amazon bagged the streaming rights for AMC’s Emmy-winning “Mad Men,” they put it on IMDb TV.
The service’s first original series, “Alex Rider,” debuted last November and has since been followed by docuseries “Top Class” and fellow scripted series “Leverage: Redemption.” Judge Judy Sheindlin, who is hanging up her gavel on “Judge Judy” this spring, picked IMDb TV as the home for a new series. IMDb TV will air a sequel to one of Amazon Prime’s first (and longest-running) series, “Bosch,” that will bring back star Titus Welliver for a new adventure.