Daniel DiTomasso has left the Conviction TV show at ABC, starring Hayley Atwell as attorney Hayes Morrison. Atwell played the title character in Marvel’s Agent Carter, which was cancelled by ABC after two seasons. DiTomasso played younger brother, Jackson Morrison, in the Conviction TV series pilot. The cast of Conviction also includes Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, and Manny Montana.
The Morrison siblings are the children of a former U.S. President and their mother is running for the Senate. Deadline says the Jackson character is, …”the family’s golden child, who also happens to be a top-end lawyer. Initially conceived as a guest star, the role was upgraded to a series regular in the pilot and cast with DiTomasso.” Reportedly, the part will now be taken in another direction.
Here is more on Conviction, from ABC.
Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, “Marvel’s Agent Carter”) is about to accept a job offered 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.
In addition to Atwell, “Conviction” stars Eddie Cahill as Wayne Wallis, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Sullivan, Merrin Dungey as Maxine Barton, Emily Kinney as Tess Thompson, Manny Montana as Franklin “Frankie” Rios and Daniel di Tomasso as Jackson Morrison.
“Conviction” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. “Conviction” is co-created by writer Liz Friedman (“Elementary,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and director Liz Friedlander (“The Following”). Friedman and Friedlander will executive produce with Mark Gordon (“Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Saving Private Ryan”) and Nick Pepper.
Watch the official Conviction TV show trailer.
What do you think? Who would you cast as Jackson Morrison on the Conviction TV series? Do you plan to check out the drama when it premieres on ABC?