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