ABC Orders Hayley Atwell Drama ‘Conviction’ to Series; Cancels ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’
Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter) is finding another home on ABC.
The network has officially ordered Atwell’s new drama Conviction for the 2016-17 season. Atwell plays Hayes Morrison, a lawyer and former First Daughter who takes a job offered by her nemesis NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill) to avoid going to jail for cocaine possession. Hayes uses her new position at the Conviction Integrity Unit to fight wrongful conviction cases and advance her high-powered political family.
Conviction also stars Shawn Ashmore as Sam Sullivan, Merrin Dungey as Maxine, Emily Kinney as Tess Thompson, Manny Montana as Franklin “Frankie” Rios and Daniel DiTomasso as Jackson Morrison.
Produced by The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios, Conviction is co-created by writer Liz Friedman and director Liz Friedlander and executive produced by Friedman, Friedlander, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper.
With Conviction‘s series order, ABC has officially pulled the plug on Atwell’s previous series, Marvel’s Agent Carter, after two seasons.