Marque Richardson has joined the cast of Onyx Collective’s upcoming comedy series “Unprisoned.” Richardson will be a series regular opposite Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo. The eight-episode series created and executive produced by Tracy McMillan, is produced by ABC Signature and will be streamed exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.
Inspired by McMillan’s life, “Unprisoned” is a half-hour comedy about a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.
Star and executive producer Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere,” “Scandal”) plays Paige Alexander, a marriage and family therapist and mom to 16-year-old Finn. Washington will produce along with executive producer Pilar Savone through their Simpson Street production company.
Delroy Lindo (“Da 5 Bloods”) executive produces and stars as Edwin Alexander, Paige’s father, who has recently been released from prison.
According to Deadline, Richardson plays Mal, the caseworker at the group home from which Eddie (Lindo) has been released after 16 years in prison.
Creator Tracy McMillan (“Mad Men,” Marvel’s “Runaways”) serves as executive producer. McMillan also hosts the relationship reality show “Family or Fiance” on Discovery’s OWN Network.
Yvette Lee Bowser (“Living Single,” “Dear White People,” “Run the World”) serves as executive producer and showrunner.
Joy Gorman Wettels (“13 Reasons Why”) will executive produce with Anonymous Content. Jen Braeden (“Love, Victor”) is also an executive producer. The series is produced by ABC Signature.
Richardson recently starred in the Netflix series Dear White People, in which he reprised his role as Reggie from the 2014 feature film. Other credits include Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha, Lionsgate feature Antebellum, TNT drama series Tell Me Your Secrets, and the feature film Inheritance.