Kerry Washington stars in the brand-new comedy Unprisoned, based on a true story

When your daddy issues move in...

Scandal’s Kerry Washington has got range, girl! The actor and executive producer will now star in Unprisoned, a series about a single mother who welcomes her formerly incarcerated father into her home after 17 years.

Inspired by series creator Tracy McMillan’s life, the half-hour comedy follows the messy but perfectionist relationship therapist whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad, Elroy (Delroy Lindo) gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son, Finn (Faly Rakotohavana).

Premiering on March 10 on the streaming service Disney+, the half-hour comedy will follow Edwin’s exit — to the tune of Grammy Award winner, Lizzo, Classic — as he re-builds his relationship with his family.

Kerry Washington in Unprisoned
Kerry Washington in Unprisoned. Source: Disney+.

“You can stay with us as long as you need,” Washington’s Paige tells her father. “But, the same rules still apply.”

“Don’t get into any business, don’t put the knife back into the jelly after I’ve licked it…,” Edwin says. LOL!

It’s a light-hearted look into a serious topic, including Paige’s admission: “I don’t know what to do!”

“Let’s start with more wine, obviously!” her friend Esti (Jee Young Han) says.

Jee Young Han as Esti in Disney+' Unprisoned
Jee Young Han as Esti in Disney+’ Unprisoned. Source: Disney+

Who is in the cast of Unprisoned?

Alongside Washington, Lindo and Rakotohavana, the series stars the aforementioned Han as Esti, Marque Richardson (Dear White People) as Mal, the caseworker at the group home from which Eddie has been released and Jordyn McIntosh (The First Lady) who plays a younger version of Paige.

Stream Unprisoned from March 10 on Disney+.

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