Michael Connelly’s “Avalon”

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David E. Kelley, Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly’s “Avalon” is a short story in Mystery Writers of America’s collection, When a Stranger Comes to Town. You can order a copy of it through the Web Store, and you might want to do that. https://bit.ly/348E3tS Peter White in Deadline recently announced an adaptation of “Avalon”.

David E. Kelley Lands Straight-To-Series Order For Adaptation Of Michael Connelly’s ‘Avalon’ At ABC

David E. Kelley continues to add to his order book.

“The Big Little Lies creator has scored a straight-to-series order at ABC for Avalon, a drama series based on Michael Connelly’s short story.

“It is Kelley’s latest project for the Disney-owned network – Big Sky is currently in its second season – as well as his latest adaptation of Connelly’s work. He has an adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer at Netflix.

Avalon, which is ABC’s first straight-to-series order for its 2022-23 programming slate, takes place in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where L.A. Sheriff’s Department Detective Nicole “Nic” Searcy 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.

“Avalon was published last year as part of the short story collection When a Stranger Comes to Town.

“Kelley, who will write the pilot episode, created the series with Connelly, and the pair will exec produce.”