Kerry Washington has renewed her general cope with ABC Signature — and also will proceed with the studio’s Hulu dramedy UnPrisoned.
The streamer has picked up a second season of UnPrisoned, which stars Washington as a single mom whose world is upended when her father (Delroy Lindo) is launched from jail and strikes in along with her and her son. The sequence comes from Disney’s Onyx Collective and ABC Signature; Washington and Lindo are additionally govt producers.
Beneath the renewed deal, Washington’s Simpson Road firm will proceed creating and producing TV initiatives for ABC Signature. Simpson Road has been based mostly on the studio since 2016 and has beforehand produced Hulu’s restricted sequence Little Fires In every single place and Cheap Doubt, which has been renewed for a second season.
“Kerry is the gold customary for a what a multihyphenate must be — passionate, prolific and endlessly type,” mentioned Tracy Underwood, govt vp artistic affairs at ABC Signature. “She, Pilar and the Simpson Road staff are unimaginable collaborators, and we’re so happy with our most up-to-date Onyx Collective/Hulu sequence UnPrisoned and Cheap Doubt, in addition to our award-winning sequence Little Fires In every single place. We sit up for many extra years of their unparalleled creativity and expertise.”
UnPrisoned premiered in March, incomes largely optimistic opinions from critics and debuting as Onyx Collective’s most watched premiere on Hulu (although detailed viewing figures aren’t obtainable). Together with Washington and Lindo, the sequence stars Marque Richardson, Faly Rakotohavana, Jordyn McIntosh, Brenda Sturdy and Jee Younger Han.
Tracy McMillan created the sequence (which is predicated on her personal life) and govt produces with Washington and her Simpson Road associate Pilar Savone, Yvette Lee Bowser, Lindo, Pleasure Gorman Wettels and Jen Braeden.
Washington is repped by CAA, Washington Sq. Arts, The Lede Firm and lawyer Gretchen Rush.
Deadline first reported the information.