"Nancy Drew": Unfortunately for Nancy, Some Mysteries "Never" Die [PREVIEW]

Now that Josh SchwartzStephanie Savage's Fake Empire, and CBS TV Studios' new take on Nancy Drew is set to follow the team from Riverdale on The CW's Wednesday nights beginning October 9, fans are getting a new look at Kennedy McMann's young detective in newly-released teaser trailer – one that has a very hard lesson to teach Nancy and her team…

Some mysteries never die.

With a pilot directed by Larry Teng (Supergirl) and Melinda Hsu Taylor (The Vampire Diaries) serving as showrunner as well as executive producer, Nancy Drew also stars Scott Wolf, Alex Saxon, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Riley Smith, and Alvina August.


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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).

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Nancy Drew — "Pilot" — Image Number: NCD101g_0004b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Leah Lewis as George, Tunji Kasim as Nick, Kennedy McMann as Nancy, Maddison Jaizani as Bess and Alex Saxon as Ace — Photo: The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

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Nancy Drew — "Pilot" — Image Number: NCD101g_0002b2.jpg — Pictured: Kennedy McMann as Nancy — Photo: The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

"Nancy Drew": Unfortunately for Nancy, Some Mysteries "Never" Die [PREVIEW]
Nancy Drew — "Pilot" — Image Number: NCD101f_0078b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Kennedy McMann as Nancy and Scott Wolf as Carson Drew — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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