20th Television and A+E Studios are developing a new drama series called “Avalon”, which is based on Michael Connelly’s short story. The series is being created by David E. Kelley, who has also created “Big Sky” and “Big Little Lies”.
ABC has given “Avalon” a straight-to-series order, and it 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.
The new series is going to star Neve Campbell, Steven Pasquale, and Roslyn Ruff has joined the series.
Deadline has revealed that Alexa Mansour has joined the upcoming series. She has previously starred in “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”.
Mansour will play Deputy Carolyn Chavez. Her good cheer, optimism, and sense of humor is thoroughly unbridled. Carolyn loves her job, loves her boss, loves everything about living on the Island. She has her own compass, one she acquired after being forced to fend for herself at a young age.
“Avalon” is created and executive produced by David E.Kelley, who wrote the pilot episode, and Michael Connelly. Dana Calvo executive produces with Fineman of Fineman Entertainment and Barry Jossen & Tana Jamieson for A+E Studios.
No release date has yet been announced for when the show will appear on ABC and Hulu in the United States. We should also likely see this series released as a Star Original on Disney+ around the world.