ABC Cancels 'Agent Carter', Hayley Atwell's To Star In New Drama Series 'Conviction'

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Hayley Atwell will be Agent Peggy Carter no more.

According to multiple sources (via The Hollywood Reporter), ABC has has canceled Marvel's Agent Carter to give way to a new series called Conviction.


The upcoming drama series will star Atwell in the lead.

Agent Carter is the first ever Marvel live-action series axed by a newtwork. Current Marvel TV series include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Netflix's Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Upcoming Marvel series include Netflix's Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Defenders.

In Conviction, Atwell will star as lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison, who is about to take a job offer from NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, her sexy nemesis. She will do so to skip prison time for possession of cocaine as well as to avoid endangering her mother's Senate campaign. Her new job with Wallis will allow her to work with a team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit and let her use her skills and intelligence to turn over cases with suspicion of wrongful conviction. Her job will also allow her to turn the tide for her political family.

Atwell will be joined by Emily Kinney, Manny Montana, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel DiTomasso, and Merrin Dungey.

Conviction will be penned and executive produced by Liz Friedman. Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, and Liz Friedlander will also serve as executive producer of the show.

Back in February, there had been speculations that Agent Carter was already in danger of being canceled since it was also reported at the time that the 34-year-old British American actress had been cast to star in Conviction.

Although it's quite sad news for fans, in Captain America: Civil War – spoiler alert! – Peggy will die, so this cancelation seems like perfect timing and a poignant ending for Atwell's character. As they say, all good things must come to an end.