Out actor Daniel Franzese has joined the cast of ABC's upcoming legal drama Conviction.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Franzese will play Jackson Morrison, who was played in the pilot by Daniel DiTomasso.

In the show, Hayley Atwell plays Hayes Morrison, the brilliant daughter of a former president who was pressured into running New York's Conviction Integrity Unit.

“She and her team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts work together to examine cases where there's credible suspicion that the wrong person might have been convicted of a crime,” Deadline wrote of the show's premise.

Franzese's Jackson is described as “equal parts brother and best friend” to Hayes. He runs his mother's senate campaign.

Franzese was last seen on HBO's gay drama Looking, which ended after two seasons with a feature-length film last month.

(Related: Daniel Franzese proud of Looking HIV storyline.)