With Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire, and CBS TV Studios' new take on Nancy Drew set to follow the team from Riverdale on The CW's Wednesday nights beginning October 9, fans are learning a little more about the mysteries that surround Horseshoe Bay, Maine. When a current murder shows possible supernatural connections to the town's dark past, Kennedy McMann's young detective must sort between fact and fiction.
At first, we wondering why the network released three promos on the same day, but after viewing them it made sense: each one plays off a different aspect of the show. In "Ghosted," we get a sense of the show's "fun" side – while "Believe" plays up the supernatural aspects. Finally, "Nancy" focuses on our lead detective – and how her reputation precedes her (not always a good thing):
As we see in this previously-released teaser for the series' debut, Nancy continues to "Uncover" the town's secrets – but will she be able to face the truths that they reveal?
As for Nancy's "new crew"? Here they are – but be warned: there's a good chance one of them might be a murderer…
With a pilot directed by Larry Teng (Supergirl) and Melinda Hsu Taylor (The Vampire Diaries) serving as showrunner as well as executive producer, 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, Alvina August as Detective Karen Hart, and Pamela Sue Martin as Harriet Grosset.
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.
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. 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.
Executive produced by Noga Landau (The Magicians), Taylor (The Gifted, The Vampire Diaries), Schwartz (Gossip Girl, Dynasty, Runaways), Savage (Gossip Girl, Dynasty, Runaways) and Lis Rowinski (Dynasty, Runaways), Nancy Drew is a production of CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire.