Scott Wolf will replace Freddie Prinze Jr. in The CW’s upcoming “Nancy Drew,” TheWrap has learned.
Wolf takes over the role of Nancy’s father, Carson Drew. Newcomer Kennedy McMann will star as Nancy.
The drama was ordered to series Tuesday, along with “Riverdale” spinoff “Katy Keene” and “Batwoman.”
Per the network, set in the summer after her high school graduation, 18-year-old Nancy Drew (McMann) thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
The series comes from “Gossip Girl” creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who write and executive produce along with Noga Landau and Lis Rowinski. Melinda Hsu Taylor is also an executive producer, and director Larry Teng co-executive produces. “Nancy Drew” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire.
Wolf’s most recent television role was as Dr. Scott Clemmens in NBC’s drama “The Nightshift.” He’s also known for “Everwood,” “Perception,” and “Party of Five.”
Other cast include Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, and Alvina August.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.