A much-loved female detective character is at the center of a project that’s in development at CBS.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network is developing a Nancy Drew project, part of a trend that finds broadcasters seeking out established brands to help them gain a foothold on a crowded TV landscape.
The CBS project involves “Grey’s Anatomy” veterans Joan Rater and Tony Phelan.
“The potential series is described as a contemporary take on the character from the iconic book series,” THR reports. “Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. CBS Television Studios-based Dan Jinks will exec produce alongside Rater and Phelan, who also have deals with the studio.”
The report notes that network boss Nina Tassler has made female empowerment a top priority for CBS, where “Supergirl” is among the high-profile projects being readied.