With The CW's new Nancy Drew series is set to premiere on The CW this October, the network has revealed the official synopsis for the show's premiere episode.
The series opens with the sudden and tragic death of Drew's mother, causing her to suspend her sleuthing until she can get her life back on track and restart her college education. Before long though her detective skills are needed again when she finds herself at the center of a socialite's murder, and under suspicion from the police no less.
SERIES PREMIERE – Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenage 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. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim); and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon). The five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancy’s reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew (Scott Wolf), who is dating Detective Karen Hart (Alvina August). And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the long unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help, or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes.
Riley Smith also stars. Larry Teng directed the episode written by Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage with story by Noga Landau
(#101). Original airdate 10/9/2019.
Nancy Drew premieres on October 9 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. The series stars Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Scott Wolf, Riley Smith and Alex Saxon.