Tonight marks the debut of Conviction, CTV’s latest Fall offering.
The show follows lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s Agent Carter as she is about to accept an offer from her nemesis, NY District Attorney Connor Wallis (Eddie Cahill, CSI: NY) to avoid jail time for cocaine possession. Working with Wallis’ team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit is appealing to Morrison as it allows her to use her skills to turn over cases that have a high probability of wrongful conviction while also giving her a second chance with her high-powered political family. The series also co-stars Shawn Ashmore (The Following) and Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead).
At CTV’s 2016 upfront presentation, I had the opportunity to catch up with Eddie Cahill who gave me a sneak peek for what fans can expect from Conviction. We discussed the concept of the new series and how it differs from the plethora of legal dramas that seemingly always fill up Fall TV schedules every year. Eddie also explained whether the show leans toward serialized or episodic storylines.
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