This sounds like The Secret of the Old
Clock TV revival. Nancy Drew, the lady responsible for teaching millions of girls (over multiple generations) that they too could solve mysteries, may be headed to television.
That’s right, there could be a plucky detective hitting up the mean streets to battle crime sooner than we think, and it’s all thanks to a new development deal between CBS and TV scribes Joan Rater and Tony Phelan (Grey’s Anatomy).
But there’s a catch.
While there may not be any Hardy Boys involved (yet), this series will follow a 30-something Nancy who works at the…wait for it…LAPD. Obviously, she will use her super sharp sleuthing skills in order to solve crimes, all while dealing with a complicated personal life.
Other than the name, we’re not sure how this relates to the actual series, but with 57 original Nancy Drew Mysteries novels to draw from, we’re sure some of the cases are going to align with the books. Plus there’s the Nancy Drew (All New) Girl Detective series that started up recently, so there should be even more inspiration for the show.
This wouldn’t be the first time a Nancy Drew-inspired TV series aired. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, starring Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martin aired for three seasons in the late ’70s.
Of course this is all in the very, very early stages. Hundreds of shows like this go into development every season, and only a few of them actually make it to air.
Still, we can’t help but hope to learn The Secret of the Shadow Ranch or go behind The Hidden Staircase soon. So we’ll be revelling in our excitement for now, thank you very much.