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‘Nancy Drew’: Scott Wolf Replacing Freddie Prinze Jr. In CW Drama Series

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A day after the CW ordered its Nancy Drew pilot to series, comes word of a key casting change. Party of Five and Night Shift alum Scott Wolf will replace Freddie Prinze Jr. as Nancy’s dad, Carson Drew, in the drama series from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and CBS TV Studios, Deadline has confirmed. The role was recast after the pilot.

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That is a disappointment. I was looking forward to seeing Freddie Prinze Jr back on my screen. I've missed seeing him around. No disrespect to Scott Wolf either, but I just see Freddie as Carson more than him.

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Is this going to  be a darker, more Veronica Mars-ish Nancy Drew with a season long mystery? I feel like that's how the CW would play it. I mean, I'm definitely in as long as it's not Emma Roberts' Nancy Drew. I'll definitely be searching for the Maggie Lawson and 1970s versions now that my interest is piqued. 

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11 hours ago, starri said:

Veronica Mars meets The Conjuring?  I'm into it.

Here I was thinking Riverdale meets Veronica Mars meets I Know What You Did Last Summer.

I did like some parts of it - Nancy breaking into the guy's house, her making her suspect list in a notebook instead of a giant murder board like so many fictional detectives do, the cop's annoyance with her, but the overall Riverdale vibe of "look at this dark and strangely hued twist on this innocent thing from your childhood and your mom and grandma's" is a bit much, especially in the diner scenes. Not sure what to make of the ghostly elements. I feel like there has to be a shady real estate developer behind that, even if Freddie Prinze Jr. is no longer involved.

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This could suck SO bad.

That said, it's promising that even though they both aged her up and are giving her lots of SexyTime, they're at least keeping this in the small town.  There was some idea a while back to have her grown in New York City and that sounded... dubious.

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This looks like a fun semi-spooky fall show. There isn't much Nancy Drew about it, but it looks decent. 

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Too much of a Riverdale vibe in the pilot but I'll give it a try.  

According to IMDB Pamela Sue Martin will be guest starring in the pilot.  They'll get a season pass from me if they can find a way to play the original Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew theme into the episode https://youtu.be/oJzYiob_HK0 🙂

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As a woman approaching 50, I am super excited about this. I've played almost all the HER Interactive games, had all the books growing up, used to pretend to be Nancy Drew when I was a kid (burying stuff in the park and then creating a mystery to solve)...

I will hold judgement until I actually watch a few episodes. Maybe they can pull this off!

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21 hours ago, Souris said:

Looks like Nancy Drew in name only.

I haven't seen it yet so I'm withholding judgement - but, yep, this is exactly what I'm afraid is going to happen.  I mean I get that "they" want a modern audience but if they are going to Riverdale it I'm just not interested.

I don't mind updating Nancy - even as a kid I wondered why 18 yr old Nancy didn't have a job or go to school for instance - but there is a line I just don't want to see crossed!

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On 6/25/2019 at 1:02 PM, Homily said:

even as a kid I wondered why 18 yr old Nancy didn't have a job or go to school for instance

I loved Nancy and the Hardy Boys and still do, but even as a 10-year-old, I noted that Nancy does not go to school or have a job, lives at her dad's, drives a new convertible, flies off round the world at a moments' notice (along with her equally unemployed friends) and always refuses payment every time she solves a mystery. The Hardy Boys, meanwhile, did go to high school and somehow managed to do every extracurricular activity on offer while also flying off round the world at a moments' notice, owning a car, a boat, motorbikes, vast amounts of other technical equipment and having automatic and immediate access to their father's plane (which they could fly). They also had no jobs and refused any payment for solving mysteries. 

I'm not sure the Riverdale formula will strike twice for the CW, but I'd almost like to see a Brady Bunch Movie take on both series!

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