The CW is looking to build up the Nancy Drew TV series universe called the “Drew-niverse.” They are developing a new Nancy Drew spinoff mystery drama series titled Tom Swift. Like Nancy Drew, this new show is inspired by the Stratemeyer Syndicate series of novels.
Tom Swift follows the “serialized adventures of its titular Black, gay, billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him. His missions will require his genius and flair for innovation guided by love, romance, friendship and the mysteries of the universe yet-unsolved.”
The character Tom Swift will make his debut in an episode Nancy Drew Season 2. His appearance “will see him crash into one of Nancy’s investigations. She interprets the event as supernatural, while Tom believes it to be cosmically paranormal.”
A script for the spinoff pilot is already in development. Nancy Drew executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will also executive produce Tom Swift alongside Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau, who co-created the new series.
Have any of you watched the Nancy Drew series? Is it worth watching? Will you be tuning in to watch the Tom Swift spinoff?