Kerry Washington to Star in Onyx Collective Comedy Series Unprisoned

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Disney’s Onyx Collective announced that it has picked up its first scripted comedy series, a Kerry Washington-starring show titled Unprisoned. ABC Signature produces the eight-episode series, which streams on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.

Created by Tracy McMillan and inspired by her life, Unprisoned is a half-hour comedy starring Washington, who plays a relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned upside down when her father (Delroy Lindo) is released from prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.

Washington serves as executive producer through her production company Simpson Street. Other executive producers include Lindo, McMillan, Yvette Lee Bowser through SisterLee Productions, Joy Gorman Wettels (13 Reasons Why) of Anonymous Content and Jen Braeden (Love, Victor).


Unprisoned joins Onyx Collective’s slate of content, including Questlove’s Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul, The Hair Tales from executive producer Tracee Ellis Ross, the legal drama Reasonable Doubt and The Plot, executive produced by two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali.