Deadline is reporting that The CW’s Nancy Drew pilot has landed its title sleuth in newcomer Kennedy McMann.
Based on the book series of the same name, with Noga Landau (The Magicians) scripting and Melinda Hsu Taylor (The Vampire Diaries) serving as showrunner, Nancy Drew follows its title character, an 18-year-old small town girl just out of high school who dreams of starting college away from her hometown. However, a family tragedy gets in the way of her move and soon Nancy rekindles her love of detective work and discovers secrets that will shake the fabric of her town.
Also joining the pilot is Leah Lewis (Charmed) as tattooed George, a girl who felt personally wronged by Nancy in high school and now finds herself a murder suspect alongside her enemy. The two must team up together to find the real killer and clear their names once and for all.
McMann’s television credits include guest appearances on Law & Order: SVU and Gone, while Lewis has appeared on Light as a Feather, Station 19, and The Good Doctor.
Nancy Drew is one of six pilots The CW has in development for next season, five of whom are either a spinoff or series adaptation of known IP. Their roster includes DC-verse spinoff Batwoman; Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene; Jane the Virgin spinoff Jane the Novela; a new take on The Lost Boys; and Glamorous, about a YouTube vlogger working at a cosmetics company.