ABC’s 50 Cent produced drama has found its lead. ‘Counterpart’ breakout star Nicholas Pinnock has been pinned to star in the network’s untitled drama pilot from writer Hank Steinberg and exec producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
The pilot is described as a serialized legal and family drama about 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. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in the penal and legal systems.
Pinnock has acting credits from a wide-range of films and TV series. His credits include Showtime’s Guerilla, Netflix‘s Top Boy, History’s Barbarians Rising and Marcella.
There is no release date for the show and it’s still untitled but 50 Cent and ABC are clearly moving forward with the project and quickly.