Agent Carter canceled as ABC picks up new Hayley Atwell drama
ABC has given a series order to Conviction, which stars Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, EW has learned. The network also simultaneously canceled Agent Carter, making it the Marvel’s first live-action series to be axed.
In the show, lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Atwell) is about to accept a job offer from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.
Conviction also stars Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana, and Daniel DiTomasso. Liz Friedman will write and executive-produce with Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, and Liz Friedlander.
Agent Carter‘s cancellation is bittersweet considering — spoiler alert — Peggy Carter just perished in Captain America: Civil War. Details here.
To find out the fates of the rest of your favorite shows, here’s our Deathwatch list of safe, renewed, and bubble shows.
Marvel’s second TV series on ABC tracks the exploits of Agent Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, last seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.