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Trailer: The CW’s ‘Nancy Drew’ Goes for a Supernatural Riverdale Vibe


The CW’s new fall drama Nancy Drew will be paired with Riverdale on Wednesdays. It’ll feel familiar to fans of the latter, but Nancy Drew is in a category of her own. Check out the first trailer, synopsis and social media information for the upcoming series from Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

Series: Nancy Drew
Airing: Wednesdays at 9:00-10:00 PM
Starring: Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew, Leah Lewis as George Fan, Maddison Jaizani as Bess Marvin, Tunji Kasim as Ned “Nick” Nickerson, Alex Saxon as Ace, Scott Wolf as Carson Drew, Alvina August as Det. Karen Hart
Social Media: Instagram: @cw_nancydrew  / Twitter:  @CW_NancyDrew  / #NancyDrew

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”), Melinda Hsu Taylor (“The Gifted,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “Dynasty,” “Runaways”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “Dynasty,” “Runaways”) and Lis Rowinski (“Dynasty,” “Runaways”).

Nancy Drew is a production of CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire.

Ryan White-Nobles
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