Nancy Drew (2019 TV series)

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Nancy Drew
Based on
Developed by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkThe CW

Nancy Drew is an upcoming American mystery drama television series based on the titular character of a mystery book series that is set to debut on October 9, 2019.[1] It is the third Nancy Drew television series, following the The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979) and a 1995 Canadian-American version.


After 18-year-old Nancy Drew's college plans are put on hold, she finds herself involved in a ghostly mystery when she and her four friends are witnesses (and suspects) to a murder, and team up to find the person responsible.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]




No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [9]Prod.
U.S. viewers
1TBALarry Teng[10]Noga Landau & Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage[2]October 9, 2019 (2019-10-09)[1]TBATBD



In September 2018, The CW announced that Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were developing a new Nancy Drew series.[11] The CW announced that the project was picked up for series on May 7, 2019.[2][12] On May 16, 2019, The CW released the first official trailer for the series.[13][14] The series is set to debut on October 9, 2019.[1]


In early 2019, the pilot was cast with Kennedy McMann as the title character,[3][5] Tunji Kasim as Ned "Nick" Nickerson,[4] Alex Saxon as Ace,[5] Leah Lewis as George,[5] Maddison Jaizani as Bess,[5] and Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Nancy's father, Carson Drew.[15] Pamela Sue Martin, who played Nancy Drew in the 1970s series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, was cast as Harriet Grosset for the pilot in April 2019.[8] On May 9, 2019, it was announced that Scott Wolf had replaced Prinze in the role of Carson Drew.[6][16] Riley Smith joined cast as Ryan Hudson in May 16, 2019.[7]


Principal photography for season 1 is expected to begin on July 22, 2019 and end on December 9, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.[17]


  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (June 17, 2019). "The CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates: 'Batwoman', 'Supergirl', 'The Flash', 'Nancy Drew', More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Nemetz, Dave (May 7, 2019). "Katy Keene, Nancy Drew Both Land Series Orders at The CW". TVLine. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2019). "The CW Pilot Finds Its Nancy Drew In Kennedy McMann, Casts Leah Lewis, Sets Larry Teng To Direct, Melinda Hsu To Run". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (February 21, 2019). "The CW's Nancy Drew Pilot Casts Tunji Kasim As Male Lead". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Petski, Denise (March 7, 2019). "The CW's Nancy Drew Pilot Casts Maddison Jaizani & Alex Saxon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (May 9, 2019). "Nancy Drew: Scott Wolf Replaces Freddie Prinze Jr. in CW Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 16, 2019). "Nancy Drew: Riley Smith Co-Stars In New CW Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (April 5, 2019). "TV's Original Nancy Drew, Pamela Sue Martin, Cast In the CW Pilot Adaptation". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "Nancy Drew – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  10. ^ "Shows A-Z - nancy drew on cw". The Futon Critic. June 28, 2019.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2018). "Nancy Drew Drama From Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage In Works At the CW". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  12. ^ Vick, Megan (May 7, 2019). "Riverdale Spin-Off Katy Keene and Nancy Drew Are Coming to The CW". TV Guide. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Schwartz, Ryan (May 16, 2019). "Watch the CW Trailers for Batwoman, Katy Keene and Nancy Drew". TVLine. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (May 16, 2019). "The CW New Series Trailers: Nancy Drew, Katy Keene". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (March 15, 2019). "Freddie Prinze Jr. To Star In the CW's Nancy Drew Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  16. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (May 9, 2019). "Nancy Drew: Scott Wolf Replacing Freddie Prinze Jr. as Nancy's Dad". TVLine. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  17. ^ "DGC BC Production List" (PDF). Directors Guild of Canada. July 4, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.

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