'For Life' on ABC, based on life of Isaac Wright Jr., screened in Streeterville

CHICAGO (WLS) -- We're getting a sneak peek at the new ABC series "For Life," a legal drama about a man who becomes a lawyer while in prison, after being wrongly convicted.

There was a special screening Friday night in Streeterville with some stars of the show.

The show is inspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr. who was wrongly convicted of being a drug kingpin in New Jersey.

He studied law, and helped win freedom for some 20 inmates and, eventually, himself.

Actor Nicholas Pinnock plays Aaron, the character inspired by Wright:

Show creator Hank Steinberg says Wright's story is so "heartbreaking, emotional, and compelling," he knew he had to tell it on TV.
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