ABC has given a series order to Conviction, which stars Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, EW has learned. The network also simultaneously canceled Agent Carter, making it the Marvel’s first live-action series to be axed.
In the show, lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Atwell) is about to accept a job offer from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.
Conviction also stars Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana, and Daniel DiTomasso. Liz Friedman will write and executive-produce with Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, and Liz Friedlander.