“Nancy Drew” is set to stream on CBS All Access after its first run on The CW, Marc DeBevoise, president and COO of CBS Interactive said on Thursday.
The adaptation of the popular book series is set to launch this fall on The CW.
Nancy Drew, who is played by Kennedy McMann, is described as a brilliant teen sleuth whose college plans and sense of self have been derailed by a recent family tragedy – but when she ends up a suspect in a murder, it rekindles her love for detective work, even though the clues lead her to believe that a long-dead local girl may be the killer.
Leah Lewis, who recently appeared on The CW’s “Charmed” reboot, will co-star in the pilot as George, a tough, tattooed girl who felt personally wronged by Nancy in high school. George now finds herself a suspect in the killing along with her former nemesis, forcing her to team up with Nancy to track the culprit and clear their names… and it just may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage — whose “Gossip Girl” sequel is in the works at HBO Max — produced the pilot for The CW. Melinda Hsu Taylor is showrunner, with Larry Teng on board as director. The project is set up at CBS Television Studios in association with Schwartz and Savage’s Fake Empire. Noga Landau penned the script and is an executive producer, alongside Schwartz, Savage and Lis Rowinski.
“Nancy Drew” premieres October 9 at 9/8c on The CW.