Neve Campbell will reunite with David E.Kelley (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) on the new ABC drama series “Avalon”.
According to Deadline, the series is based on the Michael Connelly’s short story and “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.
Campbell’s Nic is the lone detective assigned to the Catalina Island substation. Somewhat inscrutable, Nic isn’t easily intimidated and holds firm to her morals. Ironically, her strong moral compass is what got her banished to Catalina’s biggest city, Avalon. It’s a gig no career-driven L.A. cop wants, but Nic soon discovers her valuable detective skills are needed more on Avalon than she could have imagined.”
Campbell, who recently opted out of “Scream 6” over budget issues, is best known for her role on TV’s “Party of Five” and the “Scream” film series.
The series is created and executive produced by Kelley, who wrote the pilot episode, and Connelly.