I think i read all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books while i was a kid. Did you ever read Nancy Drew? If so, you are in for some good news.

Nancy Drew is officially investigating cases on TV this year in the form of a new TV series. According to CBS Nancy Drew will be in her 30s, with a detective job at the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.

Apparently she will not be white, so hopefully we are looking at a black or latino female actor as Nancy Drew. Most recently Emma Roberts (Scream Queens) played the famed sleuth in a 2007 movie from Warner Bros.

This will be the first TV adaptation primarily of Nancy Drew in over 20 years. Nancy Drew first appeared in books in 1930 and was originally created by Edward Stratemeyer. The beloved books have been ghostwritten by a series of authors and published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The character has evolved in the decades since, though the original series — Nancy Drew Mystery Stories — ran from 1930 to 2003. The franchise has included spin-off series including Nancy Drew Files and collaborations with the Hardy Boys.

The decision comes at a time when CBS is pushing more diversity on their network overall. CBS president Glenn Geller said:

“We have a lot of new series in development(including Nancy Drew), both series targeted to have full African-American or Latino casts but also many leads that are being developed [as diverse]. We’re not casting color-blind, we’re casting color-conscious.”

Who do you think should be the female actor to play Nancy Drew in 2016?
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