New Nancy Drew show announced
It was reported by Deadline that The CW is currently working on a new drama series inspired by the classic Nancy Drew novels. The series, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and CBS TV Studios, will be written by Noga Landau (The Magicians). Schwartz and Savage already have a well-established history with The CW, having helmed another hit female-centric show you may have heard of – Gossip Girl.
Nancy Drew got her start back in 1930, a few short years after the creation of her male counterparts, The Hardy Boys. While the Nancy Drew series has been written by several authors, it has always been published under the pen name Carolyn Keene. The beloved young adult book series follows Nancy’s detective adventures in the fictional town of River Heights. The series has been published for decades, and has always kept Nancy in tune with the times – most recently with a Nancy that drives a hybrid car!
Since her origination as a beloved young adult mystery sleuth, Nancy has also appeared in several films and TV adaptations, some with notably more success than others. Now The CW is looking to bring the popular series back to the small screen.
This time around, the yet-unnamed series will focus on what happens to Nancy Drew in the summer following her graduation from high school. Tragedy strikes before she prepares to head off to college. As a result, Nancy will then find herself at the center of a murder mystery that will require her skills in order to solve.
No word yet on who will be playing the iconic sleuth. Who do you hope to see behind the spy glass? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @LegionofLeia.