Nancy Drew: Aadila Dosani Joins Season 2 Cast as Amanda Bobbsey

With hit mystery-thriller series Nancy Drew set to return to The CW for its second season on January 20, fans of the series have been treated to a preview teasing a new (and even deadlier) case for Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and her "Drew Crew"- and this time, no one is safe. In addition, we learned that the series will also serve as the basis for the spinoff series Tom Swift, a backdoor pilot set for the show's second episode (more below). On Friday, we learned that Aadila Dosani (Unspeakable) will be joining the thrills-n-chills in the recurring role of Amanda Bobbsey, one-half of the Bobbsey Twins. Amanda is charming but possesses certain manic energy and street smarts that are a result of growing up poor and on the wrong side of the tracks. Often resorting to petty crimes with her twin brother, Gil (Praneet Akilla), Amanda puts herself and her twin above everyone and everything else (Deadline Hollywood exclusive reporting)

Nancy Drew -- Image Number: NCD_Cast Shot_2119rc.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Madison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Kennedy McMann, Alex Saxon and Leah Lewis -- Photo: Miller Mobley/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Miller Mobley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Here's your look at the season 2 return of The CW's Nancy Drew, set to premiere on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (and yeah, it looks like Stephen King was right about Maine:

The CW's Nancy Drew stars Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew, Scott Wolf as Carson Drew, Alex Saxon as Ace, Leah Lewis as George Fan, Maddison Jaizani as Bess Marvin, Tunji Kasim as Ned "Nick" Nickerson, Riley Smith as Ryan Hudson, and Alvina August as Detective Karen Hart. Executive producers include Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Lis Rowinski. Filmed in Vancouver, BC, the series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire.

As for that proposed spinoff, Tom Swift follows the serialized adventures of its titular Black, gay, billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him. His missions will require his genius and flair for innovation guided by love, romance, friendship, and the mysteries of the universe yet-unsolved.

Nancy Drew -- Image Number: NCD_KeyArt.jpg -- Pictured: Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew -- Photo: Kharen Hill/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Kharen Hill/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Inspired by the Stratemeyer Syndicate series of novels first introduced in 1910, the spinoff's lead character Swift is set to be introduced during a second season episode of Nancy Drew as a back-door pilot. The episode will see Swift crash into one of Nancy's investigations. She interprets the event as supernatural, while Swift believes it to be cosmically paranormal. Reportedly, a pilot script is already in development, with Nancy Drew bosses Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau co-creating the new series with Cameron Johnson of Fake Empire, which also produces the original show. CBS Studios is set to produce, with Nancy Drew executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage executive producing Tom Swift alongside Lis Rowinski, Johnson, Landau, and Hsu Taylor.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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