CBS has green-lit the development of the long-running and beloved institution known as Nancy Drew. Former Grey’s Anatomy executive producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan are co-writing and will produce it alongside Dan Jinks, a producer on American Beauty. The Nancy Drew franchise has undergone numerous iterations since its conception as a series in the 1930s: Bonita Granville starred as the young detective in the late ‘30s; the books themselves were rewritten; there was an ABC show The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in the ‘70s; Scream Queens’ Emma Roberts starred as the detective in 2007 movie; and, of course, it’s a computer game. The CBS project would be a contemporary reimagining of her character as a super-sleuth NYPD detective in her 30s. She isn’t afraid of these mice! Except maybe pizza rat. That thing is horrifying.
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