CBS Is Reinterpreting Nancy Drew as an NYPD Cop For Some Reason
Take the sharp, sweet teen detective Nancy Drew, double her age and implant her in the 21st century's NYPD—and what do you get? CBS' strange, baseless attempt at a new ratings hit that seems intent on ignoring the classic book series' earmark charm.
According to Deadline, the network has put a drama series that reinterprets the beloved character as an adult into development. Where Nancy Drew was previously content sleuthing around Lilac Inn or unraveling the case of the Missing Map with her two best pals, Bess Marvin and George Fayne, CBS' Drew will be a Manhattan detective with the full-blown Five-O on her side. Guess we're going to pretend the leaning chimney never leaned at all; the broken lock was still intact.
Grey's Anatomy Executive Producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan will write the adaptation and Oscar-winner Dan Jinks will serve as a producer.
Nancy Drew has previously been fashioned into three TV shows and five movies, the most recent of which was released in 2007 and starred Emma Roberts. The original book series, which has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, got its start in 1930. The series evolved into Girl Detective in 2004, but returned to its roots as Nancy Drew Diaries in 2013.
What's your take on Nancy Drew as an adult? Would you tune in to her thirtysomething, Manhattan-dwelling counterpart?
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