Nancy Drew might return to TV
(The Freeman) - October 7, 2015 - 10:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Move over Sherlock, there’s a new detective on the silver screen. Or at least there might be.

Taking a cue from Benedict Cumberbatch and the success of his book-to-TV series, CBS is developing an onscreen version of Nancy Drew. For those who spent their youth daydreaming about brandishing a magnifying glass and fingerprint duster, this is pretty exciting news. It’s still in the early stages and has yet to be greenlit, but fans are keeping their hopes high for Nancy and the gang.

Of course, since this is 2015 and everything needs a twist, the series won’t be exactly like the books. According to the pitch, Nancy is now a 30-something detective living in New York City and working for the NYPD. But she still has those undeniable observational skills and a knack for commenting on all the idiosyncrasies of life. It’s just that this time around, her problems are more along the lines of (presumably) balancing a demanding career with a personal life and trying to make it home on the subway without going crazy. Oh, and there’s certainly some hope for a nod to the Emma Roberts-fronted flick from 2007.

This news of Nancy’s modernization may come as a disappointment to some preservationists among the many Nancy Drew loyalists, but just because she’s a real detective now doesn’t mean the show can’t borrow from some of the teen detective’s best mysteries.

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