The network is developing a drama pilot about the fictional gumshoe, with Tony Phelan and Joan Rater penning the script, our sister site Deadline reports. CBS TV Studios and Dan Jinks will also produce.
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"'Drew' is not going forward at CBS but is being shopped to other outlets by CBS TV Studios. I hear the pilot tested well but skewed too female for CBS' schedule. In the end of the day, I hear the network had no 8 Pm or 9 Pm slot available.
Written/executive produced by [Joan] Rater and [Tony] Phelan, 'Drew' stars Sarah Shahi as Nancy — now in her 30s — a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. Anthony Edwards, Felix Solis and Rob McClure co-star in the project, also executive produced by Dan Jinks.
Drew was one of two projects from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy, Madam Secretary) in consideration at the network; the other, the Katherine Heigl-starring Doubt, received a series order Saturday.
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Drew, loosely based on the popular young adult mystery series, had the iconic sleuth — now in her 30s and played by Person of Interest‘s Sarah Shahi — using her “uncanny observational skills
The Drew cast includes: Sarah Shahi, Anthony Edwards, and Felix Solis. Deadline reports Drew will be shopped to other potential buyers.
Drew finds Nancy now in her thirties “and serving as a detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.”
Shahi joins a cast that so far includes Anthony Edwards (ER) as Nancy’s adoptive father, Vanessa Ferlito (Graceland) as childhood friend George and Felix Solis (Colony) as a fellow detective.
Drew, which has thus far only received a pilot order, finds the iconic crime solver — now in her thirties — putting her “uncanny observational skills” to work as a detective for the NYPD, while also navigating “the complexities of life in a modern world.”
CBS president Glenn Geller recently confirmed that the network was seeking a “diverse” actress to take on the role of Nancy.
Since ordering the pilot, CBS has been very vocal about wanting to cast a diverse actress in the lead role, with network president Glenn Geller saying the star would not be Caucasian and the search would be open to all other ethnicities. Born in Texas, Shahi is from Iranian, Persian and Spanish ancestry.
Titled “Drew,” the potential series is described as a contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. The pilot will center around a 30-something who is a more mature version of Nancy than the one in the popular novels. Nancy is now detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.
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