We devoured her clue-filled, page-turning books – there are sixty-four classic titles. We were captivated by the TV show that brought her cases and mystery-solving skills to life in the late 70s. Now our favorite teen sleuth, Nancy Drew, is making her return to the small screen with a new series that premieres next Wednesday, October 9 on The CW.
Here’s the scoop on the 2019 series’ plotline… Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans, and she finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
In the coolest nod to history, Pamela Sue Martin, TV’s original Nancy Drew (she played her in 36 eps from 1977-78), was cast in the pilot for the new 2019 Nancy Drew series. According to Deadline, she plays “Harriet Grosset, a small-town psychic who offers her talents to help Nancy investigate a murder — and ends up delivering an otherworldly clue that neither of them bargained for.” From what we know, Pamela Sue will appear in the series, but for how many episodes remains a mystery… guess we’ll just have to watch and see.
Did you know? The CW’s upcoming series is the third Nancy Drew TV adaptation of the classic books. The first, and most successful, to date, was The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979 on ABC), followed nearly two decades later by a 1995 Canadian-American version. And we still have not forgiven the major television network that passed on picking up a Nancy Drew drama pilot in May 2016 for skewing “too female”. Really? Really!
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