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The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney Joins ABC's Conviction

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Emily Kinney may have lost her battle with zombies on The Walking Dead, but now she's ready to take on the criminal justice system. The actress will join Marvel's Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell in ABC's pilot Conviction, about a woman who is blackmailed into a job at the Los Angeles Conviction Integrity Unit, TVLine reports.

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Kinney's character, Tess Thompson, is the group's "bright-but-naive paralegal who hides an underlying dark sadness," and believes that she can make a bigger difference turning over wrongful convictions from inside the system.

If Conviction is picked up, it will be Kinney's first series regular role since her sudden death on The Walking Dead. In the meantime, she's made guest appearances on Masters of Sex, The Flash and The Knick.