TV Line has just revealed that Hayley Atwell will star in a legal drama pilot for ABC called Conviction. She’ll play a rebellious daughter in a major political family who gets into some trouble. She’s then forced to head a group called the Conviction Integrity Unit, which investigates cases where there could be proof the wrong suspect was arrested.
It’s going to be interesting seeing Atwell with an American accent, although she did a fine job doing just that in the latest episode of Agent Carter.
If Conviction is picked up for the fall, what about Agent Carter? Does this mean we’ll never see her start SHIELD with Howard Stark? While ratings for the show have dipped this season, ABC says if both shows are picked up, Atwell will be in both. That could also mean a shorter season for Peggy, but as long as she helps create SHIELD fans will be satisfied.