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A brilliant attorney and former First Daughter is blackmailed to heading a unit that investigates cases of wrongful conviction.
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Series cast summary:
Hayley Atwell ...  Hayes Morrison 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Eddie Cahill ...  Conner Wallace 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Shawn Ashmore ...  Sam Spencer 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Merrin Dungey ...  Maxine Bohen 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Emily Kinney ...  Tess Larson 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Manny Montana ...  Franklin 'Frankie' Cruz 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Daniel Franzese ...  Jackson Morrison 7 episodes, 2016-2017
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A brilliant attorney and former First Daughter is blackmailed to heading a unit that investigates cases of wrongful conviction.

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For the wrongly convicted there's one last hope. See more »

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3 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Both the Morrison children are named for former Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes (Hayley Atwell) and Andrew Jackson (Daniel Franzese). See more »

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D.A. Wayne Wallis: I heard your university board has you on probation. Something about sleeping with a student?
Hayes Morrison: Students.
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A Potentially Great Show
5 October 2016 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

At the end of this week's episode of "Dancing With the Stars", Tom Bergeron confessed his love for Hayley Atwell. It's easy to see why he is so taken with the former star of "Agent Carter", now the star of "Conviction". She is beautiful, strong and one great actress.

In "Conviction", she plays Hayes Morrison, a complex character with obvious flaws. She is the daughter of an ex-President and a politician running for Senator. First an attorney, then a law professor, she was always a rebel and a liability for her parents due to her "extremely controversial lifestyle" and run-ins with the law. She is blackmailed into heading the CIU, a new department in the DA's office dedicated to investigating possibly wrongful convictions. She has all of the necessary tools, including a dedicated staff, but she lacks the...conviction.

The pilot moves quickly, allowing Hayes to experience many emotions. You will not see a finer job of acting in a pilot. Ms. Atwell is remarkable. Her character is uncaring, self-indulgent and the product of years of political posturing (by her family) and being in the spotlight. She knows how to paint on a smile, but she shows us so many levels beneath it.

Her character might seem unlikable and this might look like just another crime solving drama, but the writers have given the viewer plenty of hints at how this show might develop, along with the characters in it.

The supporting actors are also excellent, including Shawn Ashmore ("The Following") Merrin Dungey (who appeared in "the Following", Emily Kinney, Eddie Cahill, and Manny Montana (who also appeared in "The Following"). Her team of investigators have diverse backgrounds and very different perspectives.

The twist is that they only have five days to investigate each case--a factor that sounds contrived but it fits the story. In the first episode, they investigate an 8-year old conviction and Hayes has a crisis of conscience, proving she has one. Hopefully, the show will continue to focus on the characters though it must develop the investigations, much like "Elementary". I hope this show lives up to its potential, because it has plenty.

Update 11/22/16: Unfortunately, this show did not live up to its potential. The episodes were too repetitious, the show failed to focus on the characters enough, and it felt like the writers were more concerned about making social statements than about writing compelling stories. I am lowering my grade to "6", but the first few episodes are worth watching.


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