‘Conviction’ with Hayley Atwell won’t get additional episodes

Hayley Atwell at the Empire Awards on March 30, 2014. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) — Struggling ABC legal drama “Conviction” won’t receive an additional episode order.

The network opted to not pick up more episodes of the Hayley Atwell starrer this week, leading many to believe the show will be canceled.

“Conviction” was given a 13-episode order in May, and will produce and air all of the originally planned episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ABC is retaining cast options, including for Atwell, although a second season appears unlikely.

“@ABCConviction isn’t cancelled. We are just doing 13 episodes this season. Trust me, I just spoke 2 ABC pres,” Merrin Dungey, who plays Maxine Bohen, tweeted Tuesday. The actress is sister to ABC Entertainment Group president Channing Dungey.

“Conviction,” which stars Atwell as a rebellious defense attorney, premiered Oct. 3 to disappointing ratings and reviews. It is unknown if the legal drama will continue to air Mondays at 10 p.m. ET past Nov. 14.

Atwell is known for playing Peggy Carter in the Marvel cinematic and television universe, including on the series “Agent Carter.” The ABC show was canceled in May after two seasons.


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