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, and Steven Pasquale. Deadline has revealed that Roslyn Ruff has joined the series. She has previously starred in “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” and “The First Lady”.
Roslyn Ruff will be playing the role of Lena, a police administrative dispatcher, “gatekeeper and grand guardian of perspective.” She’s unflappable, always a voice of reason. Self-reliant, very spiritual and independent, she is not in a relationship but gives the best relationship advice.
“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.