Dana Calvo (Good Girls Revolt) has been set as showrunner and executive producer for the 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 main city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where LA Sheriff 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.
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).
The series is produced by A+E Studios and 20th Television.
Calvo is known as the creator and executive producer of Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt. She also launched and ran the writers room for season 1 of Narcos.