Daniel DiTomasso (Witches of East End) has booked a series regular role in ABC’s legal drama pilot Conviction, from The Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios. Co-created by Liz Friedman, who wrote the script, and Liz Friedlander, who will direct the pilot, Conviction stars Hayley Atwell as Carter Morrison, the brilliant but ne’er-do-well daughter of a former President who is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles’ newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. She, along with her team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts, work together to examine cases where there’s credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime. DiTomasso will play Jackson Morrison, Carter’s (Atwell) younger brother and the family’s golden child, who also happens to be a top end lawyer. Initially conceived as a guest star, the role has been upgraded to a series regular. DiTomasso is best known for his role as Killian on Lifetime’s Witches of East End. He is repped by The Kohner Agency and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.
Gareth Reynolds (The Naughty Show) has joined the cast of ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Hail Mary, from Sony TV and ABC Studios. Hail Mary, a half-hour adaptation of the hourlong Austrian series Braunschlag, was written by The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. It centers on a young small-town mayor named Mary Wolf (Casey Wilson) who has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck. Only a miracle can help her. So … she fakes one. Reynolds will play Christopher, Mary’s older brother, never one to sugarcoat a situation or use tact, Christopher speaks in simple facts. An offbeat oddball who runs a taxidermy shop and believes in UFOs. Christopher may not show it, but he loves his family very much. Reynolds is repped by ICM Partners and by Generate.