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UPFRONTS : The CW Previews NANCY DREW With Kennedy McMann

Nancy Drew.

Watch out Archie. Nancy Drew is trying to steal the title of murder capital of The CW from Riverdale. 

Kennedy McMann previewed her Nancy Drew series at The CW Upfront in New York City today.

Cast: Kennedy McMann, Scott Wolf (replacing Freddie Prinze Jr.),Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Riley Smith, Alivina August.

Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged 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.

Related: Nancy Drew Pilot Films in Horseshoe Bay, B.C., as Horseshoe Bay, Maine.

Nancy Drew running through Horseshoe Bay, Maine.

To work at The Bayside Claw.

Related: Nancy Drew Pilot’s Lobster Shack  Set at Sunset Marina.

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.

The Five

Hunting for clues.

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 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.

Showrunner: Melinda Hsu Taylor.

Producers: Noga Landau , Melinda Hsu Taylor, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Lis Rowinski.

Nancy Drew will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW this Fall. Following Riverdale at 8 p.m.


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