Last week we reported The CW was ordering a full series run for Nancy Drew, and now this week we have our first look at the series! Deadline also reported today that Riley Smith will be a series regular on the show. He will play Ryan Hudson, the husband of the dead socialite Nancy is trying to solve the murder of. The police clear him of suspicion, but Nancy isn’t exactly agreeing with them.
Here’s the full synopsis:
Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine — until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon). The five of them must team up to clear their own names — encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way.
Nancy’s reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew (Scott Wolf), who is dating Detective Karen Hart (Alvina August). And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help, or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes. Executive-produced by Noga Landau (The Magicians), Melinda Hsu Taylor (The Gifted, The Vampire Diaries), Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, Dynasty, Runaways), Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl, Dynasty, Runaways) and Lis Rowinski (Dynasty, Runaways), Nancy Drew is a production of CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire.
I do find the new synopsis intriguing. Especially with Carson Drew being listed as being played by Scott Wolf. Back in March it was reported Freddie Pinze Jr. would be playing Carson Drew, but last week it was announced the role would officially be recast and played by Scott Wolf. This explains why Carsonn Drew isn’t present in the footage from the trailer. Check it out below!
This right here looks like another Riverdale-type adaptation. It doesn’t feel like the Nancy Drew from my childhood, but hey, that’s the point of adaptations, to allow for a new take. Despite that, it looks well shot, and I’m digging McMann in the role. Hopefully things will go well!
Nancy Drew will premiere this fall on Wednesdays after Riverdale.