ABC Passes On “Avalon” Series
Earlier this year, it was revealed that 20th Television and A+E Studios have been developing a new drama series called “Avalon”, which is based on Michael Connelly’s short story. The new series is being created by David E. Kelley, who has also created “Big Sky” and “Big Little Lies”. “Avalon” stars Neve Campbell, Steven Pasquale, Alexa Mansour, and Roslyn Ruff.
The series takes place in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where L.A. Sheriff’s Department Detective Nicole “Nic” Searcy heads up a small office. Catalina has a local population that serves more than 1 million tourists a year, and each day when the ferries arrive, hundreds of potential new stories enter the island. Detective Searcy is pulled into a career-defining mystery that will challenge everything she knows about herself and the island.
ABC had given the project a straight-to-series order in February. However, Deadline has reported that they’ve passed on the project after receiving the first cut, and now A+E, which is party owned by Disney, is shopping the show around to other networks and streamers.
No other details have been revealed as to why the project was passed on.