Roslyn Ruff (Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector) 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 also stars.
According to Deadline, Ruff will play Lena, a police administrative dispatcher, “gatekeeper and grand guardian of perspective.” She’s unflappable, always a voice of reason. Self-reliant, very spiritual and independent, she is not in a relationship but gives the best relationship advice.
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.
Ruff’s TV credits include CBS’ Blue Bloods and Epix’s The Godfather of Harlem.