“Bridge and Tunnelvision” – Hayes confronts Wallace head-on, investigating the case that made his career ten years ago: the Prospect 3. Three young white men confessed to the rape and robbery of a young black woman. Hayes hopes to catch Wallace off guard with the team’s investigation, but the complex case serves up a major surprise. When the young woman’s character takes a hit in the press during the investigation, she is victimized for a second time, which Hayes takes personally, on “Conviction,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
“Conviction” stars Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison, Eddie Cahill as Conner Wallace, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Spencer, Merrin Dungey as Maxine Bohen, Emily Kinney as Tess Larson, Manny Montana as Franklin “Frankie” Cruz and Daniel Franzese as Jackson Morrison.
Guest starring are Bess Armstrong as Harper Morrison, Cassandra Freeman as Zadie Daniels, Carl Lundstredt as Mike Kurzman, Stephen Scott Scarpula as Brian McKinney, Kaleb Horn as Seamus Gadsen, Fred Weller as Lewis Anderson, Sarah Allen as Lisa Crozier, Alex Mallari Jr. as Matty Tan and Ian Paola as Rey Armas.
The story for “Bridge and Tunnelvision” was written by Liz Friedman & Liz Friedlander with a teleplay by Liz Friedman and directed by Rob Seidenglanz.
It looks like press for ‘Conviction’ is finally starting! Not only has Hayley rejoined instagram – follow her @wellhayley! – but Hayley will be a guest on The View next Friday. The episode airs at 11:00AM -12:00PM EST.
Friday, September 30 – Hot Topics with Colin Jost and Michael Che (“Saturday Night Live”); Hayley Atwell (ABC’s “Conviction”).
039 HQ production stills from the pilot episode of Conviction have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Less than 2 weeks before the premiere of Conviction! The press release for the pilot is posted below.
HAYLEY ATWELL STARS AS HAYES MORRISON IN ABC’S PROVOCATIVE NEW LEGAL PROCEDURAL, ‘CONVICTION,’ PREMIERING MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
When it comes to our justice system, nothing is ever black and white. Just ask Hayes Morrison. Hayes, a lawyer and former first daughter, is a hero – a controversial one. She finds herself in a tricky position, facing jail time for drug possession or accepting a job from her nemesis, New York District Attorney Conner Wallace. In an effort to avoid damaging her mother’s Senate campaign, for better or worse, she accepts his offer. “Conviction,” a compelling, fast-paced legal procedural, debuts MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
In the series premiere, “Pilot,” Hayes needs to dig herself out of what could be a publicly embarrassing situation. She makes a clandestine deal with her adversary, Conner Wallace, to take on the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) and justice system in order to save face, not only for herself, but for her family. The first case Hayes pushes her team to consider is that of Odell Dwyer, a handsome former high school football player, who has been in prison for eight years for murdering his girlfriend. The CIU only has five days to determine if there was mishandled evidence, an invalid confession or a mistaken witness – five days to give Wallace the acclaim he wants for the CIU’s first case and, perhaps, for Hayes to gain the respect she deserves.
Each week in “Conviction,” the CIU examines front-page cases which are provocative, socially relevant and emotionally charged. With only five days to come to a conclusion on each case, they question if the system failed, if jobs were done properly, if there was the possibility of a cover up, and ultimately if justice was served. The diverse members of the unit are complicated in their own right, and their explosive dynamics are all on display – the good, the bad and the ugly. With a shared past and equally competitive nature, Hayes and Wallace clash both professionally and personally. With a general mistrust for people, Wallace’s political aspirations only further push Hayes to double down on her skepticism of her charismatic boss.
Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”) stars as Hayes Morrison, Eddie Cahill (“CSI: NY”) as Conner Wallace, Shawn Ashmore (“X-Men,” “Quantum Break”) as Sam Spencer, Merrin Dungey (“Alias,” “Once Upon A Time”) as Maxine Bohen, Emily Kinney (“The Knick,” “The Walking Dead”) as Tess Larson, Manny Montana (“Graceland”) as Franklin “Frankie” Cruz and Daniel Franzese (ABC Freeform’s “Recovery Road,” HBO series “Looking”) as Jackson Morrison.
Guest starring in “Pilot” are Bess Armstrong as Harper Morrison, Maurice Williams as Odell Dwyer, Murray Bartlett as Victor Bonotto, John Kapelos as Jim McNally, Marisol Ramirez as Lupe Ramos, JoNell Kennedy as June Dwyer, Dylan Taylor as Gene Reynolds and Sarah Allen as Lisa Crozier.
“Conviction” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. “Conviction” is co-created by writer Liz Friedman and director Liz Friedlander. Executive producers are Mark Gordon, Liz Friedman, Liz Friedlander and Nicholas Pepper.
We finally have some more casting news! According to Hayley’s IMDB page, Hayley has been cast in a 15 minute short comedy/drama film entitled ‘Chicken/Egg’ – written and directed by none other than James D’Arcy! Unfortunately, there isn’t any more information available in regards to the short film but hopefully we’ll get a synopsis and photos soon. You can view the IMDB page for ‘Chicken/Egg’ right here.
A new poster/key art for ‘Conviction’ has been released and you can view it in our gallery. Enjoy!
The gallery has been updated with HQ captures from Hayley’s guest appearance on Lip Sync Battle, alongside her Marvel co-star, Clark Gregg. Enjoy!
Thanks to TV Line, we have the first official poster for ‘Conviction’ – enjoy!
Apologies in my delay in posting these! I have added two absolutely gorgeous new high quality photos from Hayley’s photoshoot for ‘Conviction’ to the gallery. Enjoy!
I’ve updated the gallery with missing production stills & promotional images from various TV productions. Enjoy!