'Nancy Drew': Reluctant teenage sleuth is forced to investigate a murder over fears that she and her gang will be implicated in it
Much to the chagrin of loyal fans of the sleuth, the series is not only dramatized but sexualized as Nancy is shown in some intense scenes with her secret boyfriend Ned 'Nick' Nickerson
Even though we have some mixed feelings about The CW's upcoming thriller 'Nancy Drew', the mystery drama has been pegged slightly differently than older renditions of the sleuth. In The CW's 'Nancy Drew', Kennedy McMann plays the titular role of a brilliant teenage detective, who has always been been intrigued by mystery.
"My parents called it curiosity," she says in the pilot episode.
Summarizing her attraction to mysteries, she says, "At night, I began to chase shadows. Horseshoe Bay had a lot of them."
All is going just fine till Nancy's world is turned upside down by the death of her mother. After that, everything for Nancy takes a new meaning - even curiosities and mysteries. "I don't go searching in the dark anymore. Not after the darkness found me," she says.
Her mother's untimely death puts her life on hold - she also pauses her plans to go to college. It is Nancy's decision to keep away from trying to solve crimes and wait it out till she can re-apply to college. In the meanwhile, she begins working at Claw, where she reports to the manager George Fan (Leah Lewis), her nemesis from high school. Along with George, Nancy works with Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani), a rich, prim and proper girl who is hiding a secret, and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon). Much to the chagrin of loyal fans of the sleuth, the series is not only dramatised but sexualised as Nancy is shown in some intense scenes with her secret boyfriend Ned 'Nick' Nickerson (Tunji Kasim).
Things are going just alright till one night, after closing, Claw is visited by customers. Barely sometime later, there is a death outside. With the gang right there, they are immediately considered suspects in the murder. The accident reawakens Nancy - she must try and solve the murder, along with her group of friends, before the police get to them.
'Nancy Drew' airs Wednesdays 9 PM ET on The CW.