One of the things I remember growing up in the 1980s was the Nancy Drew Mysteries. Along with the Red Hand Gang, it was one of my favourite shows. The fact that it was American added to its allure (this was a pre-internet world so anything outside of the UK felt slightly exotic), but I was hooked on the adventures with Nancy and the Hardy boys. I remember lots of hair. It ran from 1977-79, but was a staple on these shores in the early 1980s. Now it has been announced that the show, based on a ahcracter created by Edward Stratemeyer in the 1930s, is getting a reboot.
Deadline reports that Grey’s anatomy executive producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan will pen the project for US network CBS, and one thing we do know: this new series (if it sees the light of day) will re-imagine Nancy as a 21st century character.
The project is a contemporary take on the Nancy Drew character, now in her 30s, who is 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.