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November 18, 2008

Disney Channel will begin pre-production soon on Julie Sherman Wolfe's screenplay adaptation of the popular novel "Avalon High" by Meg Cabot. Casting and auditions information will be posted here as they become available. Contrary to what some websites are reporting, casting has not begun on this project yet.


Casting Director: TBA

Production Company (Do not send photos, resumes, or videos):

Disney Channel
3800 W Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505


Story:

Elaine "Ellie" Harrison has just moved from Minnesota to Annapolis, Maryland while her parents take a year long sabbatical to continue their medieval studies in nearby DC. Her new high school, Avalon High, seems like a typical high school with the stereotypical students: Lance the jock, Jennifer the cheerleader, Marco, the bad boy/desperado, and Will, the senior class president, quarterback, and all around good guy. But not everyone at Avalon High is who they appear to be, not even Ellie herself.

Eventually, it becomes apparent that Avalon High is a situation where the ancient Arthurian legend is repeating itself. Will, Jennifer, Lance, Marco, and Mr. Morton all correspond to King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Knight Lancelot, Mordred, and Merlin, respectively.

Characters To Be Cast:

Ellie Harrison: the new student at Avalon High - moved to Annapolis from Minnesota due to her parent's sabbatical. She is named for the Lady of Shalott in the Arthurian legend who falls in love with Lancelot yet commits suicide in the end because Lancelot leaves her for Guinevere. However, despite her namesake, she is really Elaine, Lady of the Lake, who presents Arthur with the famed sword, Excalibur. At Annapolis, she feels an attraction to Will Wagner, despite knowing him for a relatively short time. Through her parents' scholar backgrounds, she has a deep understanding of the Medieval Ages and the Arthurian legend. After a while, she begins to notice the strange coincidences between the legend and Avalon High.

Arthur William Wagner: The "all-around good guy" who is the senior class president, quarterback, and valedictorian. He corresponds to the King Arthur in the legend and has a slightly disruptive family relationship at home.

Jennifer Gold: A typical blonde cheerleader who corresponds to Queen Guinevere in the legend. She was originally dating Will (Arthur William Wagner) while cheating on him with Lance.

Lance Reynolds: the "jock" who is Will's best friend. He goes behind Will's back to cheat with Jennifer. He seems to have no real intention to hurt Will, like Jennifer, however, he can't seem to deny his attraction to Jennifer. Like Lancelot in the Arthurian legend, Lance is Will's right hand man who betrays Arthur to stay with Guivinere.

Marco Campbell: Will's delinquent stepbrother. He has been kicked out of school and eventually, it is revealed that he and Will share the same mother. He corresponds to Mordred in the Arthurian legend and he seeks to bring Will down through revealing Jen's and Lance's betrayal and eventually, attempted murder.

Mr. Morton: He is a member of the "Order of the Bear", who believes that the Arthurian legend repeats every generation. He goes undercover as a teacher in Avalon High to guide Will to success. He corresponds to Merlin in the legend.

Admiral Wagner: He is Will's father and he corresponds to Uther Pendragon in the legend. He seemingly murders his best friend and then marries his best friend's wife.

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