Nancy Drew Television Reboot to be Redeveloped by NBC

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Although CBS has passed on a contemporary reimagining of the Nancy Drew mystery novels starring Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest, The L Word) last year, it appears rival network NBC wants to give the series a shot.

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The news also contained a revised synopsis for the show, which can be read below:

When the author of the most famous female teen detective series is thrust into a real-life murder mystery, who does she turn to for help? Her two best friends from childhood, who were the inspiration for all those books, and the women who have a real ax to grind about the way their supposed best friend chose to portray them all those years ago.

The CBS series was slated as a contemporary take on the popular heroine, depicting her as a woman in her 30s working for the NYPD. The show starred Sarah Shahi, Anthony Edwards, Vanessa Ferlito, Steve Kazee, Felix Solis, Rob McClure and Debra Monk. CBS passed on the series after the drama reportedly underperformed. If the series ends up airing on NBC, it's likely it will do so with an entirely new cast.

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Created by Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy Drew first appeared in 1930's The Secret of the Old Clock. The books are typically ghostwritten and published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. A television series based on the feminist icon ran on ABC for three seasons in the '70s, and there have been several films based on the character.

Recently, the character of Nancy Drew was reimagined as a femme fatale tasked with clearing the Hardy brothers of murder in the comic series Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie. The series is written by Anthony Del Col and published by Dynamite Entertainment.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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