Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire, and CBS TV Studios' new take on Nancy Drew definitely didn't waste any time with last week's season opener. Our teen detective (Kennedy McMann) barely has time to mourn the passing of her mother before she finds herself being accused of the murder of Tiffany Hudson. With a police chief out to get her and a "Scooby gang" she can't completely trust (because one of them might be the killer), Nancy finds herself in a whirlwind of hidden lockets, bloody dresses, buried secrets… and something beyond.
Here's hoping that "something beyond" is friendly and in good spirits (you're welcome), because it looks like Nancy could use some help in this week's episode "The Secret of the Old Morgue." See, Tiffany's body is on its way out of town for a private autopsy (Hmmm…) – but there's just one major problem…
Nancy's not quite done with it yet…
"Nancy Drew" season 1, episode 2 "The Secret of the Old Morgue": When Nancy (Kennedy McMann) learns that Tiffany Hudson's corpse is being moved out of Horseshoe Bay for a private autopsy, she puts her investigation into Lucy Sable's dress on hold to pull off one of her most risky missions yet.
Meanwhile, Bess (Maddison Jaizani) and Ace (Alex Saxon) enlist the help of a stranger (guest star Katie Findlay) in an attempt to help Nancy.
Lastly, the town gathers to participate in the annual bucket ritual done on the last night of the Summer Festival.
Larry Teng directed the episode written by Noga Landau.
If that' not enough, here's a look at the preview images for this week's mystery:
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.
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.
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.