The mystery drama “Avalon” from David E. Kelley starring Neve Cambell is no longer moving forward at ABC. The show received a straight-to-series order in February and was based on a short story by Michael Connelly.
The series took 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, Roslyn Ruff (Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector), Alexa Mansour (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) and Demetrius Grosse were also set to star.
Executive producers are Ross Fineman (Fineman Entertainment) and Barry Jossen & Tana Jamieson (A+E Studios).
Dana Calvo (Good Girls Revolt) had been set as showrunner and executive producer.
The series was produced by A+E Studios and 20th Television.