ABC cancels TV series Neve Campbell before it premieres

Earlier this year it was announced that Neve Campbell would be reuniting with The Lincoln Attorney creator David E. Kelley and best-selling author Michael Connelly for a new ABC mystery drama titled Avalon. Campbell signed on to play a “slightly inscrutable” detective in the show that would be based on a short story by Connelly. Despite the fact that the show already had a straight order, Variety reports ABC scrapped it after watching the pilot.

According to the outlet, ABC chooses “not to move forward” Avalon. However, it sounds like A+E Studios is considering other options, so the show may not be dead just yet. In addition to Campbell, Demetrius Grosse, Alexa Mansour, Steven Pasquale and Roslyn Ruff would also appear on the show. Kelley has created hit shows for the network in the past, including Boston legal and The exercise. You can read an official description of the now-cancelled series below:

Avalon takes place in the main town of Avalon on Catalina Island, where LA Sheriff Department Detective Nicole ‘Nic’ Searcy (Campbell) runs a small office. Catalina has a local population that serves more than 1 million tourists a year, and every day when As the ferries arrive, hundreds of potential new stories pour into the island Detective Searcy is drawn into a career-defining mystery that will test everything she knows about herself and the island.

Why isn’t Neve Campbell there? Scream 6?

Campbell fans just can’t catch a break this year as the star won’t be returning to the either scream franchise for the first time since its inception in 1996. It has been reported that Campbell will not be returning as Sidney Prescott due to a payment slippage. In August, Campbell spoke to PEOPLE and opened up about the discrepancy in pay equality.

“I didn’t feel like what I was being offered equaled the value I bring to this franchise and have added to this franchise over 25 years,” Campbell told the magazine. “And as a woman in this industry, I think it’s really important for us to be appreciated and fight to be appreciated.” She added: “I really don’t believe if I were a man and did five installments of a huge blockbuster franchise in 25 years, the number I was offered would be the one that would be offered to a man. And in my soul, I just couldn’t do that. I couldn’t keep feeling that feeling — feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness or lack of honesty around it.”

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