|Created by||Tracy McMillan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Production location||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Original release||March 10, 2023|
UnPrisoned is a 2023 comedy television series created by Tracy McMillan, starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo. The series is produced by Onyx Collective. The series premiered on Hulu on March 10, 2023. It received generally positive reviews from critics.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Repetition Compulsion"||Kevin Bray||Tracy McMillan||March 10, 2023|
|2||"How to Be a Main Bitch"||Shiri Appleby||Jen Braeden||March 10, 2023|
|3||"Are You My Mother Wound?"||Shiri Appleby||Yvette Lee Bowser & Lane Lyle||March 10, 2023|
|4||"In Dad We Distrust"||Nastaran Dibai||Lauren Caltagirone||March 10, 2023|
|5||"F**k Normal"||Nastaran Dibai||Miguel Nolla||March 10, 2023|
|6||"Nigrescence"||Numa Perrier||Peter Saji||March 10, 2023|
|7||"Unavailably Available"||Numa Perrier||Jen Braeden & Tracy McMillan||March 10, 2023|
|8||"It's About Who You Want to Be"||Pete Chatmon||Tracy McMillan||March 10, 2023|
UnPrisoned premiered on March 10, 2023, on Hulu in the United States. It was released internationally as an original series on Disney+, under the dedicated streaming hub Star, on Disney+ Hotstar, and on Star+ in Latin America.
According to Onyx Collective, the UnPrisoned premiere was Onyx Collective’s most-watched Hulu premiere, and the series was the most-watched Hulu Original scripted series so far in 2023, as of March 2023.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 92% approval rating with an average rating of 7.3/10, based on 12 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "A snappy comedy with weighty themes in tow, UnPrisoned lets Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo bounce off each other to delightful effect." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."
Daniel D'Addario of Variety praised the performances of Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo and complimented the dynamic between the characters, calling the show a "family story with genuine heart." Kristen Baldwin of Entertainment Weekly gave the show a grade of B+, writing, "The eight-episode season follows a fairly predictable path, and some of Paige's flights of fancy play more silly than funny. (Her chats with "Little Paige" largely work, though, because McIntosh is such a fierce little comedian.) Quibbles aside, UnPrisoned is the type of show that's still a rarity on TV: An intimate, heartfelt comedy about one family's piece of the Black experience." Angie Han of The Hollywood Reporter applauded the performances of Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo and described the series as "messy but fascinating." Joel Keller of Decider asserted, "Winning performances by Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo make UnPrisioned a fun show to follow, despite the heavy intergenerational subject matter that’s explored on the show."
|2023||Black Reel Awards for Television||Outstanding Comedy Series||Yvette Lee Bowser||Pending|||
|Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series||Numa Perrier||Pending|
|Outstanding Lead Performance in a Comedy Series||Kerry Washington||Pending|
|Outstanding Lead Performance in a Comedy Series||Delroy Lindo||Pending|