Deadline reported, Kennedy McMann has been cast to star in CW’s untitled Nancy Drew pilot.
Based from the class series of Carolyn Keene, Fake Empire and CBS TV Studios are producing with Larry Teng (CW ‘Supergirl’) attached to direct with Melinda Hsu Taylor as the showrunner.
The cast also include Leah Lewis, you can read the synopsis of the pilot below:
Written/executive produced by Noga Landau, Schwartz and Savage, the untitled Nancy Drew project centers on 18-year-old Nancy Drew (McMann) and is set in the summer after her high school graduation. She thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined. When Nancy ends up a suspect in a murder, it rekindles her love for detective work, even though the clues lead her to believe that a long-dead local girl may be the killer.