A pair of major television and film stars, Kerry Washington (left) and Delroy Lindo have been named as stars of an upcoming show on Hulu. “Unprisoned” features them in an eight-part series about the backdrop and issues confronting a daughter and her father.

By Tribune Staff

NASHVILLE, TN — A pair of television mainstays will be featured in an upcoming series on Hulu. Disney’s Onyx Collective will present “Unprisoned,” an eight-episode production from Tracy McMillan and Yvette Lee Bowser starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo as father and daughter.

The show will follow Washington’s character Paige Alexander, “a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad (Delroy Lindo) gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.”

Tara Duncan, president of Onyx Collective and Freeform, expressed excitement for the new show and the impact it will have on viewers in a press release, saying “From the moment we read the script for” Unprisoned,” we wanted this fresh, funny series for Onyx,” she said. “Tracy tells the story of an endearing but complicated father-daughter relationship with the heart and humor of someone who has lived this all too common experience. We’re thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with Kerry Washington and the teams at Simpson Street and ABC Signature.

Washington is also serving as an executive producer as well as co-starring with Lindo. She also expressed her delight about the new series and her anticipation at working alongside Lindo.“From the moment Tracy McMillan brought this project to Simpson Street, we knew that it had the potential to be provocative, groundbreaking and life-affirming,” Washington said. “I love this show. I love these characters and the stories that they inspire. And I’m extremely excited to be working, once again, with both Onyx Collective and ABC Signature and honored to be collaborating with this talented group of creative partners.”

While it is on Hulu in the U.S., the series will be on either Disney’s Star+ or Disney+ in other territories. No release date has yet been announced for the series.