CBS has finally selected the lead of its Nancy Drew reboot, titled Drew: Sarah Shahi. She has an extensive TV resume that includes roles on Person of Interest, Chicago Fire, and Fairly Legal, and joins a cast that includes longtime ER star Anthony Edwards as Nancy Drew’s dad.
CBS has ordered a pilot for a new TV show based on the classic Nancy Drew mystery books—with some notable twists. Not only will the yet-to-be-cast lead be “diverse,” she will be in her 30s and be putting her kick-ass sleuthing skills to use as an NYPD detective.
“The problem — for writers, and for writing itself — is that it’s easier to be a ghost than to be a writer,” observes this long-form Atlantic piece on authors working within the mysterious yet staunchly business-driven world of ghostwritten book series for kids, including The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
Batgirl has been trained by the world's greatest detective, which makes her the perfect subject for her own line of girl detective books in the vein of Nancy Drew. Cartoonist Adam Watson dreams up concept art for an imaginary series starring Barbara Gordon as a teenaged sleuth.