ABC has cancelled Agent Carter after two seasons. The Marvel series saw an audience drop during its second run.
Carter star Hayley Atwell will remain with ABC however as her series, Conviction, has been picked up to series.
Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) grew up in the public eye as the nation’s First Daughter. Now she is a gorgeous mess, with a brilliant legal mind but a self-destructive streak. Arrested for cocaine possession, she gets an offer from Conner Wallis, the NY District Attorney: no jail time if she heads his new Conviction Integrity Unit that re-examines cases where there’s credible suspicion of wrongful conviction. Hayes resents having to take the offer, but is not totally upset about working with Conner. He was her former courtroom nemesis, who she still finds rather sexy.
She is working with the CIU team including forensics expert Frankie Cruz, Paralegal Tess Larson, and NYPD Detective Maxine Bohen, who makes a point of telling Hayes that she didn’t vote for her father, the former President.
They have tight deadlines to identify cases where they suspect the wrong person has been convicted of a crime.
The first case should be easy to overturn, but it’s not. Neither is Conner who has Assistant DA Sam Spencer spy on Hayes, and calls her bluff when she tries to get herself fired. Conner’s tough love is a turn-on.
But, it all gets worse when she finds out that her mother, the former First Lady who is running for Senate, was the one behind job offer. If Hayes quits, she is going to jail.
She better work, despite her demons, because this is really her last second chance. She needs this job as much as the wrongfully convicted need her brilliance. It’s time to follow her mother’s advice: “Do your best. For once.”