NBC has begun development of a TV series reboot of the “Nancy Drew” franchise which Dan Jinks and CBS TV Studios will produce.
“Doubt” creators Tony Phelan and Joan Rater are also behind the project, the pair developing a previous version of the reboot at CBS in 2016. The new take is said to be very different to last year’s attempt, sharing little beyond the title and source material.
In the series, the author of the most famous female teen detective book series is thrust into a real-life murder mystery and turns to her two best friends from her childhood for help.
The pair though, who served as the inspiration for those books, have a real ax to grind with their supposed best friend about the way she chose to portray them (as sidekicks to her heroine) all those years ago.
The women, all in their 40s and 50s now, overcome the inevitable bad blood and pull together to solve mysteries.