With 80 million books sold and translated into 45 languages, you could say Nancy Drew is something of a known quantity. CBS, the network that put a modern twist on another famous literary detective with “Elementary,” is developing a new Nancy Drew TV series, reports Deadline.
Hailing from “Grey’s Anatomy” executive producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan and co-writer Dan Junks, the project will reimagine Drew, who first appeared in 1930, for contemporary audiences as an NYPD detective with “uncanny observational skills.” The character last appeared in live-action in 2007’s “Nancy Drew” film, which starred Emma Roberts in the lead role. 2002’s “Nancy Drew” TV movie starring Maggie Grace was originally intended as a series.
Drew was created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer, who also created The Hardy Boys, and the majority of her stories were ghostwritten under the Carolyn Keene pseudonym. Across various incarnations and novel series, Nancy Drew has only been a “girl detective,” but the TV version will seemingly use this as backstory for an older version of the character or ignore it completely.
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