Hayley Atwell’s ‘Conviction’ has been cancelled.
The 34-year-old actress stars as Hayes Morrison in the legal drama currently airing on television channel ABC, but it has now been revealed that the broadcaster will not be picked up for any addition episodes.
According to TheWrap.com, the network will still produce the 13 episodes it had originally ordered, but no new episodes will be commissioned and the series will not be continuing.
Created by Liz Friedman and Liz Friedlander, ‘Conviction’ followed the story of Hayes – the daughter of a former President – who is forced to take a job as the head of the Conviction Integrity Unit in Los Angeles after her nemesis Conner Wallace (Eddie Cahill) blackmails her with the threat of jail time for cocaine possession which could harm her mother’s Senate campaign.
Alongside her team of lawyers, investigators, and forensic experts, Hayes is then tasked with examining cases where there’s suspicion the wrong person may have been convicted.
In addition to Hayley and Eddie, the drama also starred names such as Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, and Emily Kinney.
The cancellation comes after ABC recently decided to also cut down on the episode order for ‘Notorious’ – another legal drama starring Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata.
‘Conviction’ aired its fifth episode on Monday (11.07.16), and although the program was watched by 3.6 million viewers, it is unclear as of yet whether the show will retain its Monday night slot, or whether it will be moved in the wake of its cancellation.
For Hayley, the news comes after she suffered a similar set back on another ABC show ‘Agent Carter’, the short-lived Marvel series which lasted just two nine-episode seasons.