According to Deadline, Neve Campbell will play the lead in the ABC drama series, Avalon. Campbell, the author of Michael Connelly, executive producer Ross Fineman, and David E. Kelley (Big Sky, Big Little Lies) co-created the series with Connelly and will executive produce it.
Nic Searcy, a former Los Angeles police officer with a strong moral compass, is the focus of a new story that will lead Sheriff Searcy on a quest to unravel a mystery and make her question what she believes she knows about Avalon.
Campbell is well-known for her work in the horror film genre. Almost everybody knows her as the final girl Sidney Prescott from the original 1990 horror film Scream and its subsequent films in the franchise. She also had a significant role as the scarred teen turned witch, Bonnie Harper in 1996's The Craft. She also received high praise for her role as Texas political consultant LeAnn Harvey in House of Cards.
Campbell's other collaboration with Kelley and Connelly includes Netflix's The Lincoln Lawyer, which also included Fineman and A+E Studios. She will also continue to star in the series' second season as a recurring guest star.
Kelley will not only executive produce Avalon, but also serve as the scriptwriter for the pilot episode. Dana Calvo will executive produce alongside Fineman, who represents Fineman Entertainment. Other executive producers include Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson from A+E Studios. The show will be produced alongside 20th Television.
Collider had the opportunity to interview Campbell, Courteney Cox, and Melissa Barrera about their latest Scream film, as well as their experiences working with Wes Craven for four Scream films and then Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett for the fifth sequel, and more.
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