WHEN RACIAL TENSIONS EXPLODE, THE CIU TEAM FINDS ITSELF EMBROILED IN A PROVOCATIVE CASE, SCRUTINIZING THE PAST SHOOTING OF A WHITE FEMALE COP, ON ABC'S 'CONVICTION'
"#StayWoke" - The accidental death of a young African American boy, shot by a cop, sparks a racial firestorm and inspires Hayes to re-examine the controversial case of Porscha Williams. Williams, a devoted African-American civil-rights activist and leader, is serving time for killing a white female cop at a race equality rally five years ago. Conflict erupts among the CIU team when personal experiences shape their differing perspectives of the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile, Maxine finds herself torn between her racial identity and her chosen profession, as she follows the case to its shocking conclusion, on "Conviction," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
"Conviction" stars Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison, Eddie Cahill as Conner Wallace, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Spencer, Merrin Dungey as Maxine Bohen, Emily Kinney as Tess Larson, Manny Montana as Franklin "Frankie" Cruz and Daniel Franzese as Jackson Morrison.
Guest starring are Alex Mallari Jr. as Matty Tan, Nigel Gibbs as John Bohen, Susan Heyward as Porscha Williams, Ilfenesh Hadera as Naomi Golden, and Nicholas J. Coleman as Officer Daniel Blake.
"#StayWoke" was written by Lynne E. Litt & Jewel McPherson and directed by Christine Moore.
"Conviction" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.