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’, the show documents the life of the couples as they continue their journey through the tough phase called – life after incarceration.
The show first premiered on WE tv in 2019 and received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. As a result, it was renewed for a second season. Now, the question is, when will Life After Lockup Season 3 release on WE tv? Let’s find out.
Life After Lockup Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup’ Season 2 premiered on March 1, 2019, on WE tv. It wrapped up with its finale on November 29, 2019.
‘Life After Lockup’, upon its release, “was the highest-rated season of the franchise to date among women 18-49, women 25-54 and tied among adults 25-54 with the first half of season two of flagship Love After Lockup”– according to WE tv. This is a huge win for WE tv’s slate of unscripted docu-series, which includes another hit, i.e. ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Hip Hop Edition’.
Witnessing the immense acceptance among the audience for the series, WE tv announced that it has been renewed for yet another season. And ‘Life After Lockup’ season 3 is all set to premiere on January 3, 2020. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
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.
New additions in season 3 include Cheryl and Josh from Pueblo, CO; Lacey and John and Shane from Virginia Beach, VI; and Angela and Tony from Grenada, MS. While Cheryl decides to move to Colorado with Josh, Josh needs to stick to the limitations in his parole. Both Shane and Lacey harbor secrets that can destroy everything. On the other hand, Tony gets his second release but this time, he needs to change for real.
What is Life After Lockup 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?
Season 2 of the show continues to trace the rocky relationships, throwing in several major firsts. Toward the end, Michael drops a huge bombshell and blindsides Sarah. Andrea makes a plan, which goes for a toss, and her marriage starts crumbling to bits. Brittany and Marcelino have an epic battle. Michael plans a surprise for Megan but hides a shocking secret. Scott loses his temper and explodes on Lizzie. Tracie and Clint have a wonderful wedding in Vegas. Season 3 has already hinted that the “couples will encounter more twists, turns and shocking moments than ever before.”
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.
Life After Lockup Trailer:
You can check out the official trailer for season 3 of the show below:
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