'Nancy Drew' Season 2: Meet Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim and rest of the cast of The CW supernatural mystery show
'Nancy Drew' is returning with yet another mystery. And this time, the teen detective is not going to back down before she and her best friends in the Drew Crew have the best of (paranormal) adventures. The super sleuth is not holding back as she tackles criminals with an affinity for the supernatural.
You can catch the Season 2 premiere on 'Nancy Drew' on January 20, 2021, at 9 PM, after 'Riverdale' Season 5 premiere. But before that, meet the cast that is returning on The CW show.
Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew
McMann plays the titular role in The CW series. Just like the Drew of the books, McMann's Nancy is a brilliant former teenage detective who can almost never get enough of mysteries. And her hometown of Horseshoe Bay has tonnes of them. She solves mysteries with a group of close friends called the Drew Crew. By the end of season 1, it is revealed that the Drews were not Nancy's biological parents - she is a member of the wealthy, corrupt Hudson family.
The actress, who is the daughter of New York Times best-selling author Lisa McMann, had brief appearances on 'Gone' as Sara Moreland and as Carol Solomon as 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' before she bagged the big role of Nancy Drew. In an interview, the actress had said that she had found Nancy Drew to be a very relatable character. "I have a really clear memory of reading the script, for the first time, and being shocked because I was like, “This is my voice. This is how I speak.” And that’s really rare to find, at least for me, words written in such a way that sit so easily in your mouth ... I’ve always been quite a super fan of Nancy Drew. So, it was quite easy to find. All of that prep work, beforehand, that I didn’t even know that I was doing for this, helped inform so much about her that it felt really innate to step into her shoes. Her and I, the way that we’re portraying her in the show, are quite similar."
Leah Lewis as Georgia 'George' Fan
Lewis plays the role of Nancy's once-upon-a-time nemesis from high school, and now her closest friends.
The actress, apart for being popular for playing George, is also known for her work on The CW's 'Charmed' as Angela Wu. But Lewis really came into herself as an actress when she brilliantly played Ellie Chu on Netflix's 'The Half of It'.
Maddison Jaizani as Bess Marvin
As Bess Marvin, Jaizani plays the role of a rich city girl with a mysterious past who works as a waitress with Nancy at The Bayside Claw. The actress is known for portraying Sophie de Clermont on Canal+ television series 'Versailles' and Odessa in television series 'Into the Badlands'.
Tunji Kasim as Ned 'Nick' Nickerson
Kasim plays the role of Nick, a former teenage convict and football player who now runs an auto repair shop. When the show started, Nick played Nancy's love interest, but they soon separated and he got together with George.
The actor is also known for his work on 'Nearly Famous' as Joe Bailey, as Michael in 'The Good Liar' and as Hugo Scott in 'Shetland'. Kasim is better known as a theatre man. In 2009, he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Awards drama award for Julius Caesar.
Alex Saxon as Ace
Saxon plays the role of the zen and amiable dishwasher/ cook at The Bayside Claw. The actor is also known for his roles in 'Awkward', 'Ray Donovan', 'The Mentalist', 'Chapman', and 'Compound Fracture'. In 2013, Saxon was cast in a recurring role on the Freeform show 'The Fosters'.