Mark Gordon has gone two for two with both his ABC projects through his newly indie Mark Gordon Co. going to series. ABC has picked up legal drama pilot Conviction to series. It joins MGC’s Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland, the first new show picked up by ABC for next season. (Gordon also has returning ABC drama series Quantico and Grey’s Anatomy). Watch the first-look teaser below.
Conviction, which had been a frontrunner, stars Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell. It was co-created by Liz Friedman, who wrote the script, and Liz Friedlander, who directed the pilot.
Here are details of Conviction:
Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Atwell) is about to accept a job offered 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.
In addition to Atwell, Conviction stars Eddie Cahill as Wayne Wallis, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Sullivan, Merrin Dungey as Maxine Barton, Emily Kinney as Tess Thompson, Manny Montana as Franklin “Frankie” Rios and Daniel DiTomasso as Jackson Morrison.
Friedman and Friedlander will executive produce with Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. Conviction is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios.