There’s a new Nancy Drew in town. At the winter TCA press tour, CBS revealed new details about their upcoming Nancy Drew series.
Based off the popular book series, the series adaptation will follow the title character as an adult.
Speaking at the press tour, CBS president Glenn Geller said the new Nancy Drew will be in her 30s, with a detective job at the NYPD. Geller also mentioned the character would “not [be] Caucasian,” saying “she is diverse, that is the way she is written.”
While the character has yet to be cast, Geller said, “I’d be open to any ethnicity.”
This will be the first TV adaptation of Nancy Drew in over 20 years.
The decision comes at a time when CBS is pushing more diversity on their network overall. Added Geller:
We have a lot of new series in development, both series targeted to have full African-American or Latino casts but also many leads that are being developed [as diverse]. We’re not casting color-blind, we’re casting color-conscious.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Nancy Drew books? Would you watch the TV series? Who do you think they should cast?