Conviction (TV series, 2006)

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Television series
Original title Conviction
Country of production United States
original language English
year 2006
length 45-48 minutes
Episodes 13 in 1 season
genre Crime series , drama
idea Dick Wolf
script Rick Eid
Walon Green
production Carter Harris
Peter Jankowski
music Jason Derlatka
Jon Ehrlich
camera John Thomas
cut Charles Bornstein
Cari Coughlin
First broadcast March 3, 2006 on NBC

Conviction is a series in the Law & Order series universe and launched in March 2006 in the United States . The television series was discontinued after only three months due to low ratings, and 13 episodes were created.


The series is about a group of young employees of the New York District Attorney's Office and gives insights into their explosive cases and also into their private lives.


  • Deputy District Attorney Jim Steele is the Vice Chairman of the Assistant District Attorney (ADA). He is strong-willed and determined to avenge the death of a friend who was murdered by drug dealers. Steele is a strict boss, but he is also secretly proud of his employees. His relationship with Cabot is controversial.
  • Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot is actually engaged, but had an affair with Assistant District Attorney Jim Steele. She has a tense relationship with her colleague Jessica Rossi and is very suspicious. Before a drug lord convicted by her investigation died in prison, she had undergone a witness protection program because her life was in danger.
  • Brian Peluso is a very laid back ADA. He often goes to parties and has a corresponding “woman consumption”. There are subtle indications of gambling and potential drug problems.
  • Billy Desmond is smart, politically motivated, and never lost a case in his three years in the prosecutor's office. At first he seems more interested in winning cases and his political stature.
  • Jessica Rossi is a very young public prosecutor who comes from a poor family. Because of her strained origins, she is a steadfast and often relentless ADA who often bypasses her bosses and takes great risks to punish the criminals she persecutes.
  • Nick Potter is a new and inexperienced ADA. He graduated from New York University (NYU) Law School and comes from a prominent family. In the pilot, he leaves his high-paying job at a private law firm to get a position with the Manhattan District Attorney . Nick is drawn to Jessica Rossi. He is an idealist who wants to help his fellow man in every possible way, but his idealism and naivete always conflict with Steele's aggressive and authoritarian nature. After Nick falls victim to a robbery, his professionalism is called into question.
  • Christina Finn is also an inexperienced public prosecutor who has only been with the DA for two years. She learns quickly and shows great potential.

Episode list

No. German title Original title First broadcast in the USA German language first broadcast (D) Director
1 - pilot 03rd Mar 2006 - Matt Reeves
2 - Denial 17th Mar 2006 - Norberto Barba
3 - Breakup 17th Mar 2006 - Randy Zisk
4th - Indebted 24 Mar 2006 - Vincent Misiano
5 - Savasana 31 Mar 2006 - Caleb Deschanel
6th - Madness 0Apr 7, 2006 - Caleb Deschanel
7th - True love Apr 11, 2006 - Jeffrey Reiner
8th - Downhill Apr 14, 2006 - Michael Fresco
9 - The Wall Apr 29, 2006 - Steven DePaul
10 - Deliverance May 10, 2006 - Vincent Misiano
11 - Indiscretion May 12, 2006 - Elodie Keene
12 - 180.80 May 19, 2006 - Norberto Barba
13 - Hostage May 19, 2006 - Constantine Makris

useful information

  • Stephanie March resumed her role as Alexandra Cabot on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 2000 to 2003 and 2005 before returning to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 2009 to 2012 .
  • After Conviction was discontinued in 2006, Julianne Nicholson got the role as Detective Megan Wheeler in the series Criminal Intent , the second offshoot of Law & Order , in the same year .


In the USA, the complete series with all 13 episodes was released on DVD on August 22, 2006 .

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