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Amazon Freevee’s ‘Sprung’ starring Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Shakira Barrera premieres Friday, Aug. 19

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Sprung is a nine-episode series focusing on an unlikely group of formerly incarcerated people who band together to use their criminal expertise for good. From Emmy award-winning writer Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl and Raising Hope), Sprung stars Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead) as Jack, Emmy award-winner Martha Plimpton (Generation, Younger)) as Barb, Phillip Garcia (Scandal) as Rooster, Shakira Barrera (GLOW) as Gloria, James Earl (Night School) as Melvin, and introducing Clare Gillies as Wiggles. The first two episodes will debut exclusively on Freevee beginning August 19, followed by new episodes each week and a one-hour season finale on September 16.
Sprung follows Jack (Dillahunt), a convicted criminal who is determined to turn his life around after serving more than two decades in prison. When he is unexpectedly released due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he quickly realizes he has no place to live. Jack shelters-in-place with former cellmate Rooster (Garcia), Rooster’s mom (Plimpton), and Jack’s former prison girlfriend Gloria (Barrera). Their marred pasts and unusual living circumstances create a bond between them all, and they decide to start righting some of society’s wrongs that arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their first target is Melvin (Earl), an opportunist who alters his con based on supply and demand who has sparked a relationship with Wiggles (Gillies), Rooster’s ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Paula Tackleberry (Kate Walsh) is telling the public there’s nothing to worry about, whilst using inside information to sell millions in stock.
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