The CW is developing a fresh take on the Nancy Drew mysteries, which is reported to be staying closer to the original material than recent adaptations.
Nancy Drew was being developed last year by NBC but ultimately, the project collapsed.
According to Deadline, the currently untitled project is being written by The Magicians‘ Noga Landau and centres on 18-year-old Nancy Drew in the summer following high school graduation.
She thought she’d be escaping her hometown for pastures new (aka college), but then a tragic event occurs within her family, holding her back another year.
And as you’d expect, Nancy ends up in a world of secrets investigating a murder.
CBS TV Studios, which is producing in association with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, has developed two Nancy Drew series over the past three years.
There was Drew starring Sarah Shahi, which failed to make it past pilot stage, and NBC’s collapsed Nancy Drew.
These two projects differed from Landau’s newest take though, as they introduced the titular character in her adult days.
The Nancy Drew novels were written by a mixture of authors, but they were all published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
Actress Emma Roberts headlined 2007’s Nancy Drew movie, and another big screen adaptation titled Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is set for release next year.
With all this upcoming sleuthing, she might put Robert Downey Jr out of a job!