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Neve Campbell Will Play a Small-Town Detective in ABC Drama Avalon

The new series is based on Michael Connelly's short story of the same name.
  • Neve Campbell (Photo: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)
    Neve Campbell (Photo: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)

    Neve Campbell is slated to headline the upcoming ABC series Avalon, based on a short story by Michael Connelly, who serves as co-creator with David E. Kelley.

    Avalon takes place in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where LA Sheriff Department Detective Nicole "Nic" Searcy (Campbell) is in charge of a small office. Catalina serves over 1 million tourists per year, and everyday, hundreds arrive by ferry, bringing new mysteries with them. Detective Searcy, who serves as the lone detective on Catalina Island, is soon pulled into a new case that challenges everything she knows about herself and the island she calls home.

    Campbell's character is described as a woman with strong morals who isn't easily intimidated. However, it's her strong sense of right and wrong that got her banished to Avalon, in the first place.

    Avalon is Campbell's second Connelly-Kelley collaboration. She currently stars in Netflix drama The Lincoln Lawyer, which is based on Connelly's book series of the same name.

    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: Neve Campbell, ABC, Avalon, David E. Kelley, Michael Connelly