Comparative newcomer Tian Richards (Like Mary Jane) has reserved the lead role in The CW’s in-the-works Nancy Drew spinoff, Tom Swift, TVLine confirmed.
As we announced back in October, the potential series follows the “serialized adventures of the billionaire inventor, who is plunged into a world of science fiction conspiracy and inexplicable phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom sets out on a journey in search of the truth, leaving the comforts of his usual monetary lifestyle, while struggling to stay one step ahead of a group of Illuminati who are hell-bent on stopping him. Tom̵
Tom Swift will appear in an episode of Nancy Drewthe upcoming second season. The plans are for Tom to run into one of Nancy’s investigations, an event that Nancy interprets as supernatural and Tom believes is cosmically paranormal.
Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau, showrunner and co-creator of Nancy Drewaccordingly created the project together with Cameron Johnson (Empire), and will write executive production. The project comes from uber makers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
Like Nancy Drew books, Tom Swift the book series comes from Stratemeyer Syndicate, which also publishes Hardy Boys and Twins Bobby books.