'Nancy Drew': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about The CW's teen drama
'Nancy Drew' made her first appearance in 1930 and since then has been a staple of children’s literature and an American cultural icon. Created to be a female counterpart to the 'Hardy Boys', the 'Nancy Drew' books were written by numerous ghost-writers under the pseudonym of Carolyn Keene. The series has been through many iterations over the years but continues to fill library shelves to this day. Directed by Larry Teng and written by Noga Landau and Josh Schwartz, CW's 'Nancy Drew' is coming this fall and is determined to send chills down your back.
The network’s fall season will begin in October and 'Nancy Drew' is set to air every Wednesday from 9 to10 pm ET/PT.
Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenage detective whose sense of self has 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 while 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). 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.
Kennedy plays the role of Nancy Drew and is known for her work on television in the show 'Gone' opposite Chris Noth and Leven Rambin.
Playing the role of George Fan, Leah Lewis is known for 'Station 19' (2018), 'Charmed' (2018) and 'The Good Doctor' (2017).
Tunji Kasim plays the love interest, Ned Nickerson. He is known for his work in 'Florence Foster Jenkins' (2016), 'Royal Shakespeare Company: Love's Labour's Lost' (2015) and 'Nearly Famous' (2007).
Maddison Jaizani, known for 'Into the Badlands' (2015), 'Versailles' (2015) and 'Tyrant' (2014) plays Bess Marvin the 'city girl' in the show.
Alex Saxon, known for his work in 'The Fosters', 'Finding Carter', and 'Ray Donovan' plays the role of Ace who is supposed to be an "amiable burnout".
He has directed and produced the television series 'Medium' from 2007 till the series ended in 2011. He also served as music and post-production supervisor on 'Ed'. His other television directing credits include 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Warehouse 13', 'Person of Interest', 'Criminal Minds', 'Supergirl', 'Common Law', 'NCIS: Los Angeles', and 'Elementary'.
The trailer sets up an ominous town ghost story and introduces Nancy and her friends, including boyfriend Ned Nickerson, set up to be an ex-con in this series. The trailer is eery and almost 'Riverdale'-like but is full of suspense, action and sets up the show very well. With the addition of the supernatural, the trailer is a definite thriller. You could say that it does a good job bringing a millennial Nancy Drew to life.
Where to watch
'Nancy Drew' can be watched on the CW network channel.
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