Tom Swift Trailer Previews Tian Richards-Starring Nancy Drew Spinoff

Well, that didn't take long. Only an hour or so after sharing the preview images for The CW's Tian Richards-starring "Nancy Drew" spinoff  Tom Swift, we have a new key art poster. But would we be taking the time to put together a new preview for just a key art poster? Probably, but not this time because we also have an official teaser trailer introducing us to the brilliant & wealthy inventor who's so much more…


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With the spinoff series set to launch on Tuesday, May 31, here's a look at an official trailer as well as the series overview for The CW's Tom Swift:

As an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, the devilishly charming Tom Swift (Tian Richards) is a man who many men would kill to be, or be with – a man with the world in the palm of his hand. But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to unravel the truth, Tom finds himself fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping him.

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Tom Swift — "…And the 4b Curl" — Image Number: TS102a_0744r — Pictured ( L- R): Tian Richards as Tom Swift and Ashleigh Murray as Zenzi Fullington — Photo: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Tackling this treacherous pursuit armed with his vast intellect, his roguish wit, and an endless supply of designer sneakers, he will also rely on his closest companions: his best friend Zenzi (Ashleigh Murray), whose unabashed and unvarnished candor keeps Tom grounded while she forges a path for herself as a business visionary; his bodyguard Isaac (Marquise Vilsón), whose fierce commitment to his chosen family is complicated by his own simmering feelings for Tom; and his AI, Barclay (voiced by LeVar Burton), whose insights and tough love have been a constant throughout Tom's life.

Tom Swift Trailer Previews Tian Richards-Starring Nancy Drew Spinoff
Tom Swift — "…And the Liftoff to Saturn" — Image Number: TS101a_0543r — Pictured (L-R): Ashleigh Murray as Zenzi Fullington and Tian Richards as Tom Swift — Photo: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

At home, Tom's relationship with his mother Lorraine (April Parker Jones) becomes conflicted as she urges him to take his father's place in elite Black society. But unbeknownst to Tom, his mother's request is driven by deep secrets of her own. What's more, the mysterious and dangerous Rowan (Albert Mwangi) intersects Tom's path with hidden motivations and undeniable mutual chemistry. While Tom navigates these emotionally charged dynamics, his missions will require his genius and his flair for innovation guided by romance, friendship, and the mysteries of the universe yet unsolved.

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Pictured: Tian Richards as Tom Swift — Photo: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The CW's Tom Swift stars Tian Richards, Ashleigh Murray, Marquise Vilsón, April Parker Jones, and Albert Mwangi, with LeVar Burton as the voice of Barclay, Tom's AI. The series is a production of CBS Studios in association with Fake Empire and was co-created by Melinda Hsu Taylor (Nancy Drew, The Gifted), Noga Landau (Nancy Drew, The Magicians), and Cameron Johnson (Empire). Taylor, Landau & Johnson also serve as executive producers along with Josh Schwartz (Nancy Drew, Gossip Girl, Dynasty), Stephanie Savage (Nancy Drew, Gossip Girl, Dynasty), and Lis Rowinski (Nancy Drew, Gossip Girl, Dynasty). The character of Tom Swift was originally introduced to audiences in season two of Nancy Drew. The series is inspired by the "Tom Swift" book series that hails from Stratemeyer Syndicate, which also publishes the "Nancy Drew," "Hardy Boys," and "Bobbsey Twins" books.

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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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