Shawn Ashmore, who has played Iceman in the X-Men movie franchise, is set to co-star opposite Hayley Atwell, also a member of the Marvel universe with her role as Peggy Carter, 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 Atwell as 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. Ashmore will play the handsome Sam, a top Assistant District Attorney who was originally promised the job of heading the new unit and is not pleased that he was passed over for the job. Nonetheless, he makes the decision to soldier on.
Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper of The Mark Gordon Co., which is a lead studio on the project, also executive produce.
In TV, Ashmore co-starred on The Following and will be seen in Quantum Break. He is repped by Gersh and Paul Nicholls.