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 might have been convicted of a crime. DiTomasso played Jackson Morrison, Carter’s 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 was upgraded to a series regular in the pilot and cast with DiTomasso. The character now has been taken in a different direction.
It has been a very quiet recasting season this year, with only a handful of actors being replaced on the new broadcast series.