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.
Kinney will play Tess Thompson, the paralegal for the Unit team. Tess used to work for the Innocence Project but decided to work for CIU because she thinks she can make a bigger impact working cases from inside the system.
Kinney played the role of Beth Greene in AMC’s hit The Walking Dead from seasons 2-5. Additional credits include The Knick, Masters of Sex and The Big C. She is repped by Paradigm and Anonymous Content.