Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Eamonn Walker and Kirk Acevedo are some of the stars of “Oz," a crime and suspense drama created by Tom Fontana. The show ran for six seasons from July 12, 1997, to Feb. 23, 2003, and featured 56 episodes. Rita Moreno, J. K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje are some other stars of the show.
The plot of “Oz” revolves around the everyday activities at Oswald State Correctional Facility, nicknamed “Oz,” and its inhabitants. It explores how the prison manager controls the prison and its inmates.
Oz is an experimental prison run by Tim McManus, a liberal idealist. McManus aims to build a perfect prison that focuses on rehabilitation and resolving conflicts rather than on punishments. The prison includes inmates from varied social and racial groups. Augustus Hill, a wheelchair-bound inmate, is the narrator of the show, and he analyzes its context, conflicts and plots.
American actor Terry Kinney plays Tim McManus. He is also a theater director and, along with Jeff Perry and Gary Sinise, co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Harold Perrineau plays Augustus Hill. He has featured in numerous hit television series and films, including “The Matrix,” “Lost,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Edge” and “The Unusuals.”