CBS Casts ‘Person of Interest’s’ Sarah Shahi as Nancy Drew

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CBS Casts ‘Person of Interest’s’ Sarah Shahi as Nancy Drew

Sarah Shahi, best known for her roles on “Person of Interest” and “The L Word,” will star in CBS’s contemporary reimagining of the Nacy Drew mystery novels.

In “Drew,” Shahi will play the title character, now serving as a detective for the New York City Police Department, where she investigates crimes using her uncanny observational skills — all while navigating the life in the modern world.

She joins a cast that includes ER alum Anthony Edwards as Nancy’s father Carson,Vanessa Ferlito has her best friend George, and Felix Solis as a fellow detective.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot, from “Grey’s Anatomy” veterans Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, finds Nancy as a rising star in the NYPD — the youngest female homicide detective — until she arrested the wrong guy and ends up quitting the force. “Drew” will follow her on her path to becoming a confident sleuth.