Skip to content

SPINOFF: NANCY DREW Introduces Fellow Detective TOM SWIFT Tonight — A Potential Spinoff Series on The CW.

Tom Swift

Swift by name and swift by nature.

Nancy Drew introduces fellow detective Tom Swift on tonight’s episode. The CW is developing a potential spinoff series based on the original books.

[sz-youtube url=”″ /]

 TIAN RICHARDS GUEST STARS AS TOM SWIFT – As things begin to go haywire at The Claw, a striking stranger appears looking for Nancy (Kennedy McMann), and announces himself as the billionaire Tom Swift (guest star Tian Richards). Meanwhile, Ace (Alex Saxon) has issues with the way Nancy insists on handling things with Celia (guest star Teryl Rothery). Tunji Kasim, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani and Riley Smith also star. Ruben Garcia directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor & Noga Landau (#215).

Tian Richards plays Tom Swift, who in a 21st Century update, is a black, gay, billionaire inventor who’s thrust into the world of the cosmically paranormal and sci-fi conspiracy after his father disappears. Swift goes on the road to find out the truth, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-type group bent on stopping him.

LeVar Burton voices Tom’s A.I. companion and mentor Barclay, who in another update now appears on Tom’s laptop, tablet, smartwatch and car screens.

The Tom Swift novels debuted early in the 20th Century with each book focusing on the young genius’s latest invention and  how he used it to solve a mystery or rescue somebody.

Nancy Drew filmed tonight’s Ruben Garcia-Directed episode earlier this year but this is an introduction to the character not the pilot. The CW is also developing a traditional pilot.

Set in North Vancouver’s Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.


Nancy Drew airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.