It’s out with the superspy and in with the superbad for Hayley Atwell on the legal procedural drama Conviction. The Marvel’s Agent Carter star ditches Peggy’s 1940s adventures for former first daughter Hayes Morrison’s troubled life as a clever, rule-breaking lawyer whose literal get-out-of-jail-free card is to lead the Conviction Integrity Unit, a team charged with investigating possible wrongful incarcerations. Below, the 34-year-old actress talks tackling a new kind of heroine.
Hayley Atwell may no longer be Peggy Carter, but she’s not shedding her breakout role just yet. On ABC’s legal drama Conviction, Atwell has to lead an ensemble cast and used her experience on Marvel’s Agent Carter to figure out how.
Hayley Atwell isn’t giving up on Agent Carter just yet.
ABC has given a series order to Conviction, which stars Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, EW has learned. The network also simultaneously canceled Agent Carter, making it the Marvel’s first live-action series to be axed.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Agent Carter’s season finale. Read at your own risk!
Did Marvel’s Agent Carter answer a question we’ve been wondering since the show’s inception?
EW staffers Gina McIntyre and Andrea Towers talk through Peggy’s last L.A. adventures (last-ever adventures?) together. You can read the full episode recap here, but here are the moments we loved most in “Hollywood Ending”:
And… cut! That’s a wrap. After 10 episodes, our favorite SSR agent’s L.A. adventures have come to an end. I have to admit, I got a little misty-eyed watching Peggy pack her bags and prepare for her inevitable return to New York — especially given the fact that the jury’s still out on whether we’ll see more of this show. For what it’s worth, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this season, which succeeded in taking a character that was already complex and interesting and making her even more intriguing.
Peggy Carter has a very big decision to make in the season finale of Marvel’s Agent Carter. But first she’ll have to tussle with the season’s big bad, Whitney Frost, and align herself with some unsavory characters to do so.
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EW was so excited about the return of Agent Carter that two staffers — Gina McIntyre and Andrea Towers — decided we wanted to talk through Peggy’s L.A. adventures together. (You can read the full episode recap here.) Below, read a discussion about what we loved about “The Edge of Mystery” and “A Little Song and Dance.”
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