Liz Friedlander Liz Friedman Mark Gordon Nick Pepper Thomas L. Moran
The Mark Gordon Company Double Fried Productions ABC Studios
Disney-ABC Domestic TV
October 3, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Conviction is an American television drama that aired on ABC from October 3, 2016 to January 29, 2017.
The series was officially cancelled on May 11, 2017, after one season.
Former First Daughter Hayes Morrison is blackmailed into heading the Conviction Integrity Unit, a department of the New York County District Attorney's Office comprising lawyers, detectives, and forensic experts who re-examine cases where there is suspicion of wrongful conviction. The team has only five days to prove each case.
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
Daniel Franzese as Jackson Morrison
In March 2016, the pilot was shot in Toronto, Canada, as was the rest of the series, primarily at Cinespace Film Studios' Kipling Avenue facility.
When the pilot was being cast, the main character's name was reported as "Carter Morrison". The character was renamed "Hayes Morrison" before the pilot was filmed.
Daniel di Tomasso, who was originally cast as Hayes' brother, was dropped after the pilot was filmed for creative reasons. Daniel Franzese was recast as his replacement starting with the pilot.
Four of the cast members left the series for other projects after production ended. Manny Montana signed to appear as a regular character on the upcoming NBC series Good Girls, Emily Kinney signed to the already ordered ABC series Ten Days in the Valley, Hayley Atwell signed to star in the BBC One/Starz miniseries Howards End and Merrin Dungey signed to co-star in the CBS comedy-pilot Brothered Up, but it was never picked-up.
The series was formally cancelled on May 11, 2017.