Emily Kinney won’t be warding off any zombies in her next TV role, but she’ll be up against something even scarier: the criminal justice system.
The Walking Dead alumna has been cast in Conviction, ABC’s drama pilot about a woman (Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell) who is blackmailed into taking a job at Los Angeles’ newly created Conviction Integrity Unit.
Kinney will play Tess Thompson, the CIU’s bright-but-naive paralegal who hides an underlying dark sadness. A former employee of the Innocence Project, Tess is a true believer in the cause of wrongful convictions and thinks she can make a bigger impact working more cases from inside the system.
Since her character’s untimely death on The Walking Dead, Kinney’s TV credits have included Masters of Sex, The Flash and The Knick.