The CW’s “Nancy Drew”: Real Ghosts, Frank Sex, Diverse Cast and 2019 Sensibility – TCA

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Producers of the CW’s new series Nancy Drew solved one mystery right off the bat at today’s TCA panel: The ghost is real.

The ghost is Dead Lucy, who wore the crown of Horseshoe Bay’s Sea Queen for just one night in the year 2000 before dying at age 17. Yes, she is not a mere figment of the imagination in the series, producers confirmed.

Executive producer Noga Landau used the word “ghosts,” plural, to describe the supernatural element of the show, which stars Kennedy McMann as the teenage sleuth reinvented for 2019 with an emotionally complicated Nancy, an accelerated pace, and a diverse cast.

“There are ghosts in our show,” Landau said. “(But) most of the things that are supernatural are rooted in something that is mysteriously happening in the real world.”

Executive producer Melinda Hsu Taylor described the supernatural element as “a condiment” to the storytelling, rather than the main course.
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