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”. “Avalon” is going to star Neve Campbell, Steven Pasquale, Alexa Mansour, and Roslyn Ruff has joined the series.
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.
Deadline has reported that Demetrius Grosse, has joined the cast of the new series. He has previously starred in “Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Rookie”.
Demetrius Grosse will play Senior Deputy Dayo Musa, who is assigned to Catalina Island, a post he’s resentful of as he was not promoted to detective. His core value seems to be defiance. Cynicism informs his every move about working the island, but despite the harsh words and terse manner, he’s got a really good heart.
“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.