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NBC Plans New Series Based on Young Sleuth Nancy Drew

CBS Had Expressed Interest in the Iconic Detective Last Year

NBC is developing a new series basic on the iconic Nancy Drew character after CBS expressed interest in a series focused on the young sleuth last year. The proposed new series will still come from writers and executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater and executive producer Dan Jinks, who developed the CBS version. CBS Television Studios is also still attached to produce.

The new series follows the author of the most famous female teen detective book series who is thrust into a real-life murder mystery. In need of help, she turns to her two best friends from childhood, who were the inspiration for all those books, and the women who have a real axe to grind about the way their supposed best friend chose to portray them all those years ago.

The planned CBS version in 2016 would have focused on Drew, now an adult who works as a detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world

No casting has been announced yet.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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