Nancy Drew, a character from the 1930 American mystery story, came back to life this 2019. CW rebooted the classic and offered a glimpse through the first part of the new mysterious series.
Author Edward Stratemeyer first drafted Nancy Drew in 1929, according to the New York Times. The first three books of the volume -- The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, and The Bungalow Mystery -- was released in 1930 after Mildred Wirt Benson, a journalist, was recruited and wrote the first volume for him.
The books were published under the pen name of Carolyn Penne 89 years ago. Surprisingly, even after all these years, the original Nancy Drew Mystery books still sell around 350,000 copies per year. But with this new spin-off developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, its popularity is predicted to reach the peak again
Readers and fans will expect a modern version of the 18-year-old Nancy, who gave up being a teen detective.
To complete the silent generation vibe, Kennedy McMann was chosen to star in the series. McMann is a daughter of a YA novelist and is also a big fan of Nancy Drew ever since she was a kid.
The modern Nancy Drew retains the flawed character but is still likeable, as it is a whole better package of the same mystery story of a person wandering and picking locks to clear herself of murder.
The first part of the series surprised the viewers by using its mystery component and taking a leap in producing the wanted Generation Z version of Nancy -- from its characterization to its plot and setting. This has also led viewers to binge-watch and even made them want to see the second episode as soon as it is out.
CW's trademark is producing series with characters who want a normal life, and Nancy Drew is one of those who have a predominant emphasis on the brand.
Nancy, with almost 250-plus adaptations and reiterations, remains the same character that the long-standing generation met. However, some of the parts written on the book will not be present in this reboot -- the supernatural elements to be exact.
In the book, the author provided explanations for the mysteries happening, but the said clarifications will not be present in the series.
On the other hand, Savage mentioned in an interview that the main character's supernatural elements would come up as they produce the episodes. She referred to it as something 'huge' that will play a vital role in the show.
CW's Nancy Drew contains a lot of different scenes that might leave fans confused for a moment. However, CW assures fans and readers that the Nancy Drew that they will meet from the first episode is the better version of Nancy they knew from the book -- with the ever great investigation skills and unruly and violent attitude.
The network now has a strong horror series candidate that will catch everyone's attention. It never got rusted with the passage of time.