WE tv’s reality show, ‘Love After Lockup‘, which debuted on the platform in 2018, narrates the true stories of couples who make a difficult, challenging transition when one of the partners is released from prison. Since its premiere, the series has garnered high viewerships with the release of each episode. Therefore, undoubtedly, it’s not a surprise that the creators decided to go for a spin-off. Titled ‘Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup’, this show documents the life of the couples as they continue their journey through the tough phase called – life after incarceration. Comprising eight, 60-minute-long episodes, it premieres on We tv on June 14, 2019, following a weekly release schedule at 9PM, every Friday. ‘Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup’ is produced by Sharp Entertainment and credits Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison, and Sophie Mallam as the executive producers. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are the executive producers for WE tv.
Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup Cast: Who is in it?
‘Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup’ is centered around five couples who had appeared in the original series. It revolves around the after-prison lives of Clint and Tracie; Marcelino and Brittany; Megan, Michael, and Sarah; Scott and Lizzie; and Andrea and Lamar.
If you have followed the parent show religiously, you will know that Lizzie had almost terminated her relationship with Scott when she discovered him hiding his financial condition. Now, she reconsiders her decision and returns to California, only to find Scott with another woman (Jasmine). On the other hand, Marcelino and Brittany, who had previously got married and currently have a daughter, are in conflicts with some of the latter’s past issues, such as drug addiction and alcohol abuse and Brittany’s prison ex, Amanda. They also need to fight a custody battle for Brittany’s son Giovanni.
Clint and Tracie are way past their law-breaking days and embark on a road trip to Las Vegas. But complications arise when Tracie has to attempt winning over Clint’s parents. Meanwhile, Lamar is released from prison once again and Andrea tries to convince him to move with her to Utah. Finally, Megan, Sarah, and Michael, who are involved in a complicated love triangle, need to maneuver further complexities with Sarah and Michael’s second child featuring in the relationship as well.
Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup Plot: What is it about?
‘Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup’ builds up on the previous stories of couples featured in ‘Love After Lockup’. The reality series chronicles the lives of former inmates after they embark on a journey encompassing release from prison, meeting their partners, and then attempting to face life in its tough reality. Fresh out of prison, they need to tackle multiple challenges on the outside, such as landing new jobs, handling the stress of relationships, raising children, and staying sober. Facing issues such as parole limits and the temptation to embrace old habits, the docu-series tries to answer one question — can these troubled individuals start afresh and survive in the real world?
We can assume ‘Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup’ as an ordinary relationship drama, minus the sophistication part. But it attempts to highlight a much more serious issue. It showcases how tough life can be for inmates who decide to make that challenging transition from behind prison walls to regular society. If you did not know already, the US houses a huge percentage of its population in jails — approximately 670 people out of every 100,000 people are incarcerated every year. In fact, there has been a 500% increase in incarceration during the last 40 years. This is mainly because of changes in the legal and law system. And ‘Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup’ is a novel attempt to depict the lives of these people as they venture out to live beyond the isolation behind bars.