CBS has given a pilot order to a contemporary drama based on the classic “Nancy Drew” mystery novels.
Titled simply “Drew,” the project from “Grey’s Anatomy” veterans Joan Rater and Tony Phelan will center on a 30-year-old Nancy, now a detective with the New York City Police Department who solves crimes with her remarkable observational skills.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this version of Nancy won’t be white, but it’s too early to say whether she’ll be African-American, Asian-American or Latino. That, CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller told the website, will depend on finding the right actress for the role.
Created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer, who was also responsible for the Hardy Boys, the “girl detective” debuted in 1930, beginning a sleuthing career that has spanned decades. The characters has appeared in a number of films, most recently in 2007, and television series.
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