Season 01, Episode 01 – “Pilot”
Crime drama about a woman who heads an agency that attempts to reverse cases where innocent people were jailed for crimes. First up, she champions a former high-school football star serving time for murdering his girlfriend.
“Conviction”, a new legal drama from Dick Wolf (‘Law & Order’-brand series), focuses on young assistant district attorneys in New York as they struggle with a demanding case load that challenges their lack of experience. Although this is not a spin-off of any “Law & Order” show, this show still takes place in that universe, proven by Stephanie March returning as ADA Bureau Chief Cabot from “Law & Order: SVU”.
Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, 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.