CBS has given the greenlight for a Nancy Drew television series. The Atlantic reports that the production team does not plan to stay completely faithful to this popular children’s book series.
In this adaptation, Nancy Drew will be a 30-year-old who works as a detective for the New York Police Department. Glenn Geller, the president of CBS Entertainment, has stated the crew is open to an actress of any ethnicity to play the titular character.
Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Nancy Drew first appeared in books in 1930 and was originally created by Edward Stratemeyer. The beloved books have been ghostwritten by a series of authors and published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The character has evolved in the decades since, though the original series — Nancy Drew Mystery Stories — ran from 1930 to 2003. The franchise has included spinoff series including Nancy Drew Files and collaborations with the Hardy Boys.”