Alexa Mansour (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) has been tapped as a lead opposite Neve Campbell in the upcoming mystery drama “Avalon” from David E. Kelley. “Avalon,” which received a straight-to-series order, is based on a short story by Michael Connelly and intended for the upcoming 2022-2023 TV season at ABC.
The series 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.
Steven Pasquale and Roslyn Ruff (Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector) also star.
According to Deadline, 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.
Kelley, who will write the pilot episode, created the series with Connelly and the pair will exec produce. Executive producers are Ross Fineman (Fineman Entertainment) and Barry Jossen & Tana Jamieson (A+E Studios).
Dana Calvo (Good Girls Revolt) has been set as showrunner and executive producer.
The series is produced by A+E Studios and 20th Television.
Mansour is perhaps best known for her breakout role as Hope Bennett on AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond.