An iconic female character is returning to television. The CW has ordered a new Nancy Drew TV show for the 2019-20 television season.
Created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer (the author of the Hardy Boys books), the first book in the Nancy Drew series was published in 1930 and more than 80 million books have been sold worldwide. A teen detective, Nancy lives with her attorney father and spends her free time solving mysteries.
There have been several incarnations of the Nancy Drew character and stories over the years, in books, TV shows, and movies. On television, we’ve seen The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (ABC, 1977-79) and Nancy Drew (syndication, 1995) TV shows. Other networks have developed Nancy Drew projects in recent years but The CW is the first to order one to series.
Here’s The CW’s brief description of the upcoming Nancy Drew TV show:
Set in the summer after her high school graduation,18-year-old Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
What do you think? Have you read or watched earlier versions of Nancy Drew stories? Will you check out this new TV series?