Have to admit that we are a little hesitant to talk shit about Catalina Island, because when we mentioned how we feel like it’s a tourist trap, the Island’s twitter tweeted us and well, no one likes being called out.
But that said, we still don’t like going there.
However, we’re interested to see how David E. Kelley’s new show, Avalon, portrays the island. It’s definitely going to feel like its own character in the series, because all places and settings in his shows feel like a character.
The latest person cast in the show is Rosalyn Ruff, who will star opposite Neve Campbell, as a lead character in the show. She will be playing Lena, a police dispatcher who is also the voice of reason. She’s described as “gatekeeper and grand guardian of perspective.” She is also described as not being in a relationship but gives the best relationship advice.
The series 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.”
The show is based off Michael Connelly’s short story, and received a straight to series order from ABC. Avalon is created and executive produced by David E. Kelly. He wrote the pilot. Author Michael Connelly will also produce.
No word when the series comes out, but we may give it a chance. We shall see.