Hayley Atwell To Lead ABC’s “Conviction”

“Agent Carter” star Hayley Atwell is set to do another project for the ABC network – scoring the lead role in the drama pilot “Conviction” which is in development reports TV Line.

Atwell will play the brilliant-but-rebellious daughter of a Clinton-like political family who is forced into taking a job as the head of L.A.’s newly created Conviction Integrity Unit.

This team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts have two weeks to examine cases where there’s credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime. Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper will executive produce.

So what does this mean for “Agent Carter”? The show’s fate hasn’t been decided yet but the site claims should that show get a third season, Atwell’s schedule would be worked out so that she could do both roles.