Neve Campbell Joins Cast Of ABC Police Drama Avalon After Leaving Scream Franchise
Neve Campbell has signed on to head the upcoming ABC drama Avalon after leaving the Scream franchise.
The David E. Kelley show is based on a short story by Michael Connelly, Deadline reported, and was produced in conjunction with A+E Studios and 20th Television.
The 48-year-old star will play the role of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department detective Nicole ‘Nic’ Searcy in the show, which is set in the town of Avalon on Catalina Island, a popular tourist destination in Southern California. .
The Latest: Neve Campbell, 48, has signed on to headline ABC’s upcoming drama Avalon, after leaving the Scream franchise. She was photographed in May at an event in Los Angeles.
According to a synopsis from the studio, “Detective Searcy is drawn into a mystery that will define her career and will test everything she knows about herself and the island” as “she is the only detective assigned to the sheriff’s substation of the Los Angeles County on Catalina Island.
“Somewhat inscrutable, Nic is not easily intimidated and sticks to his guns. Ironically, her strong moral compass is what got her banished to Catherine’s greatest city, Avalon. It’s a job no LAPD wants, but Nic soon discovers that her valuable detective skills are needed more in Avalon than she could have imagined.
The Guelph, Ontario, Canada-born actress previously worked with Kelley on the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer, and will remain on the series as a recurring guest star for its second season.
Campbell is also working on Peacock’s next show, Twisted Metal, alongside Anthony Mackie.
Campbell will play the role of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department detective Nicole ‘Nic’ Searcy in the show, which is set in the town of Avalon on Catalina Island. She was photographed in 2020
The actress left the Scream movie franchise, in which she played Sidney Prescott, for her sixth film after she said she felt the financial offer she received fell short.
Earlier this month, Campbell spoke to People about why he didn’t return to the Scream movie franchise, in which he plays Sidney Prescott, for his sixth film.
“I didn’t feel like what I was being offered equated to the value I bring to this franchise, and I have brought to this franchise for 25 years,” Campbell told the publication. ‘And as a woman in this business, I think it’s very important for us to be valued and fight to be valued.
“Honestly, I don’t think that if I were a man and had done five installments of a huge blockbuster franchise over 25 years, the number that I was offered would be the number that would be offered to a man.” And in my soul, I just couldn’t do that.’
She added: “I couldn’t walk on set feeling that, feeling undervalued and feeling the injustice, or lack of justice, around that.”
Campbell, who previously appeared in the first five films in the Scream franchise, released a statement in June announcing his departure from the series.
“Sadly, I will not be doing the next Scream movie,” Campbell said. “As a woman, I have had to work very hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream. I felt that the offer that was presented to me was not equal to the value that I brought to the franchise.
It has been a very difficult decision to move forward. To all my Scream fans, I love you. You have always been incredibly supportive. I will always be grateful to you and what this franchise has given me over the last 25 years.’