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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I know, this all sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Last year, CBS was developing a Nancy Drew series. That particular series would have followed an adult Nancy Drew working for the NYPD. Well, it looks like that project has been put on ice, and now it’s moved over to NBC.

But this NBC project is nothing like its CBS counterpart. This new Nancy Drew project may still have the same creators in the form of Doubt’s Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, but it’s very different. Here’s how Deadline describes the project:

“In NBC’s Nancy Drew, written by the duo, when the author of the most famous female teen detective book series is thrust into a real-life murder mystery, who does she turn to for help? Her two best friends from childhood, who were the inspiration for all those books and the women who have a real ax to grind about the way their supposed best friend chose to portray them all those years ago.”

So this particular take on the story will instead follow an author named Nancy Drew, who based the books on her childhood escapades. She took some liberties with the stories, her role in them, and while she got famous in the process, she lost her friends.

So how did this new take come about? Rater told Deadline that after the Nancy Drew series failed to get a series order at CBS, they just couldn’t let it go:

“We did a pilot and we tried to forget about it but we couldn’t; we loved the characters so much,” Rater said. “But we knew that we had to come up with a different way to go about it.”

What do you think? Is this different enough to be interesting? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • C.O.C.

    I thought for sure it would say she identified as a Hardy Boy.

    • Venomaide

      That would get green lit.

      • C.O.C.

        Sadly,I was not in the least bit sarcastic, either.

        • John Revenant

          Diddums.

    • Colin P. Collins

      Or that the two best friends were the hardy boys…

  • Kronx

    When you read that series as an adult, all you can think is … she suffers a lot of concussions. I mean, a lot of serious brain trauma occurs. A scary amount. She should be dead several times over.

    • Smerdyakov

      Sorry, I was a Tom Swift Junior kid.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.