Who doesn’t love a good procedural and a good drama? Guess we all do. And especially when they come from the mind of David E. Kelley, you know that it’s going to be a smart, interesting, and captivating show!
David E. Kelley is developing a new show and it encompasses Neve Campbell and Steven Pasquale to feature in it. The show is based on Michael Connelly’s short story.
As per latest reports, Neve Campbell will play Nic. She’s gonna be the only detective at the Avalon substation. Campbell is the type that’s true to her ethics and isn’t easily intimidated by people. Not to mention, it’s gonna be fun watching Campbell play the role. However, what happens next is – she gets banished to Avalon. Now, girl has to employ her detective skills and find her way out!
Also added to the cast of Avalon was Steven Pasquale. He’s best known for his role in the Fx series, “Rescue Me”. In the series, he played Sean Garrity for seven running seasons. Further, he went on to appear in the critically-acclaimed first season of “American Crime Story” at FX in the role of Detective Mark Fuhrman.
In Kelly’s Avalon, Pasquale will play headstrong Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective William Claypool. He’s called to Catalina Island to investigate a terrifying discovery. Now, what that terrifying discovery is, we don’t know. Personally, being trapped on Catalina Island would be a nightmare, because it’s a literal tourist trap city!
His other TV credits include “The Good Wife,” “The Comey Rule,” and the Netflix version of “American Son,” which he originated on the stage. He is also set to appear in the upcoming Peacock series “The Missing,” which is also written by Kelley.
On stage, Pasquale starred opposite Kerry Washington in Kenny Leon’s Broadway production of American Son, a role he reprised for the Netflix film adaptation. He is repped by UTA and Brookside Artist Management.
The series Avalon takes place in 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”, says the writer Kelley.
Avalon is being produced by Connelly alongside Dana Calvo, who will also serve as the showrunner. Ross Fineman of Fineman Entertainment and Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson of A+E Studios will also executive produce, as will Matthew Tinker of DEK Productions. The series is produced by A+E Studios and 20th Television.
Fineman is currently under a first-look deal with A+E Studios. The show is slated to debut during the 2022-2023 season!