ABC is sinking its series Avalonremoving David E. Kelley’s series from the 2022-2023 list.
The drama, produced by A+E Studios and Disney’s 20th Television, would have starred Neve Campbell as the LA Sheriff’s detective who runs a small office on Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California. The show, based on a short story by Michael Connelly and made for television by the prolific Kelley, scored an outright series order in February.
Dana Calvin (Good girls revolt, Narcos) came on board as showrunner in April. Campbell leads a cast that also includes Steven Pasquale, Alexa Mansour, Demetrius Grosse and Roslyn Ruff.
Sources say the first episode of the show finished filming, but nothing else. A+E Studios would believe in the auspices of the show and will explore options to find Avalon another house.
Campbell, who also stars in Kelley and Connelly’s The Lincoln Attorney at Netflix, Nicole “Nic” plays Searcy, head of the sheriff’s outpost in the titular town on Catalina. With a permanent population of about 4,000 and more than a million tourists a year, the island sees hundreds of potential stories arriving by ferry each day. Searcy is drawn into a career-defining mystery that tests everything she knows about herself and the island.
Calvo, Kelley and Connelly are producing alongside Ross Fineman of Fineman Entertainment and Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson of A+E Studios.
ABC will bend dramas Will Trent and The company you maintain in the first quarter of 2023, along with the final season of A million little things and the Gina Rodriguez-led comedy Not dead yet. Dramas in the first year The rookie: Fedswho has a full season order, and Alaska daily will also continue in the second half of the season.