Conviction isn't canceled, but…it basically is. The ABC legal drama starring Hayley Atwell will only get the originally ordered 13 episodes, no additional scripts have been ordered. Reports circulated that the series was canceled, but they've now been walked back. A rep for the network confirmed to E! News that all 13 episodes will air, but no additional episodes have been ordered at this time.
Merrin Dungey, one of Conviction's stars and the sister to ABC Entertainment Group president Channing Dungey, tweeted the show has not been axed. "@ABCConviction isn't cancelled. We are just doing 13 episodes this season. Trust me, I just spoke 2 ABC pres. America, however, may be," she tweeted last night, election night in America.
A fan tweeted back at the actress and said, "@RealMerrinD @ABCConviction but is surely not coming back for a second season on ABC. I hope we can get it on another network," to which Dungey responded: "That's not true at all."
Conviction also stars Eddie Cahill, Emily Kinney, Shawn Ashmore and Manny Montana. The series centers on Atwell's Hayes Morrison, the daughter of a former president who is tasked with leading a unit at the district attorney's office to look at cases that may have wrongful convictions. Atwell joined the series after spending two seasons as Peggy Carter on the Marvel/ABC series Agent Carter. The fan-favorite series was canceled, but Atwell said she hasn't given up hope playing the character again.
"I don't feel like I've said goodbye to her. She does still seem to live on a lot for fans. Marvel is still such a big part of my career and I suppose my professional family, but I would absolutely not rule out the idea of going back to Peggy at some point, seeing her in other avenues," Atwell told reporters after a panel at the 2016 TCA Summer Press Tour. "I love her and I hope that she has a life elsewhere in another time."
Another time? Let's make it now.
Conviction airs Tuesdays, 10 p.m. on ABC.