CW Aims To Expand 'Nancy Drew' Universe With 'Tom Swift' Series
Los Angeles: The CW network is working on a spin-off series to its popular show “Nancy Drew’. Titled “Tom Swift”, the show will establish a new line of series and build “Drew-niverse” for the network.
Like its predecessor, the prospective show is inspired by the Stratemeyer Syndicate’s series of novels, reported Variety. The project, which will feature a Black, gay lead in the title role, is co-created, written, and executive-produced by Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau, along with Cameron Johnson. It hails from “Nancy Drew” co-creators/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
The spin-off will follow Tom, the billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. “Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him.
“Tom’s missions will require his genius and flair for innovation guided by love, romance, friendship and the mysteries of the universe yet-unsolved,” the official plotline read. The new series will be executive produced by Taylor, Landau and Johnson alongside Schwartz, Savage and Lis Rowinski.