Eddie Cahill Conviction Pilot Cast ABC

CSI: NY's Eddie Cahill Cast Opposite Hayley Atwell in ABC's Conviction Pilot

There’s a thin line between love and hate, and you can expect Eddie Cahill to dance it with Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) in ABC’s Conviction pilot. The CSI: NYer has been cast as the project’s male lead, our sister site Deadline reports.

Cahill’s character, New York District Attorney Wayne Wallis, is a very charismatic, astute and hot politician who creates the Conviction Integrity Unit at the center of the potential series. He names Atwell’s Hayes head of the unit… and we’re sure that has nothing to do with the fact that they’ve got history, right?

Conviction follows Hayes, who is both brilliant and from a highly political family, and her team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts who work to make sure that mistakes in criminal convictions are put right. In addition to Atwell, the cast includes Merrin Dungey (Alias), Shawn Ashmore (The Following) and Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead).

Cahill most recently played Sam on CBS’ Under the Dome. Other TV credits include FriendsFelicity and Charmed.

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  1. Grace says:

    Excellent choice!! I can’t wait for this pilot based on the casting… Hayley and Eddie are going to knock it out of the park.

  2. Drewer says:

    I love everyone who has been cast in this so far. I really hope it gets picked up! And that it is good!

  3. Weezy says:

    Really looking forward to this one…Wasn’t familiar with Hayley Atwell under Peggy Carter, but now she is one of my favorite actresses.

  4. Lysh says:

    I ship it.

  5. Sarah96 says:

    Can’t wait for this and I hope its good. This one of the few pilots I’m looking for too :)

  6. Rick Katze says:

    The good news: Hayley remains on TV. The bad news: Agent Carter is no more.

    • Couch Mom says:

      Yeah. That’s the only bad thing. Other than Peggy, Jarvis was my favorite character. Would have liked to see how Shield got started – but maybe that will come in a prequal movie.

  7. Couch Mom says:

    Yay! Bet the sparks fly with these two. Love them both. Great casting choice.

  8. A says:

    I was just thinking the other day that Eddie Cahill was overdue for a new TV role. Glad he’ll be back.

  9. Rebecca says:

    Loved Eddie in Miracle and on CSI: NY. Love Hayley Atwell as well, will definitely tune in if it gets picked up to series.

  10. Rashni says:

    I’m interested:) Love Eddie. I hope its picked up!

  11. Deb McCleary says:

    So glad to see Cahill back in prime time !