DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Neve Campbell has been tapped as the lead of Avalon, ABC’s drama series based on Michael Connelly’s short story, from David E. Kelley (Big Sky, Big Little Lies), A+E Studios and 20th Television.
This marks Campbell’s second collaboration with Kelley, Connelly, fellow Avalon executive producer Ross Fineman and A+E Studios. She starred opposite Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the breakout first season of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer, another Kelley adaptation of Connelly’s work, which the two exec produce with Fineman through A+E Studios. Campbell is set to continue on The Lincoln Lawyer as a recurring guest star in Season 2.
Avalon, which received a straight-to-series order from ABC, takes place in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where L.A. Sheriff’s Department Detective Nicole “Nic” Searcy (Campbell) 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.
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