Agent Carter has been cancelled at ABC after two seasons, Variety has learned.
However, Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell has landed another series at the network, the drama Conviction, which has officially been greenlit for the 2016-2017 season.
In Conviction, Atwell stars as a lawyer and the former first daughter Hayes Morrison, who is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, New York district attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill), 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.
Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana and Daniel DiTomasso also star. The series was created by Liz Friedman (Elementary, Marvel’s Jessica Jones) and director Liz Friedlander (The Following), and will be executive produced by Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company are producing the drama.
Conviction marks the second order for Mark Gordon Company this week, following Kiefer Sutherland’s Designated Survivor. The company is also behind ABC’s Quantico and Grey’s Anatomy.
Meanwhile, another Marvel project is in the works at ABC: Marvel’s Most Wanted, a spinoff of Agents Of SHIELD, which has been renewed for a fourth season.
Nashville has also been cancelled
It’s the end of the road for Nashville. Variety has learned that the ABC series has officially been cancelled.
The country music themed soap, starring Connie Britton, is currently in the midst of its fourth season. The upcoming season finale shown in the US will serve as the series ender.
Along with Britton, the series stars Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Aubrey Peeples, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella. Eric Close starred in the first three seasons. Britton and Panettiere toplined the show, playing dueling country music stars, Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes.
Callie Khouri created the show, which has a rabid fanbase, but has consistently been on the bubble year-after-year. – Reuters/Elizabeth Wagmeister