CW aims to expand 'Nancy Drew' universe with 'Tom Swift' series

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Los Angeles, Oct 30 (PTI) The CW network is working on a spin-off series to its popular show 'Nancy Drew'.

Titled 'Tom Swift', the show will establish a new line of series and build 'Drew-niverse' for the network.

Like its predecessor, the prospective show is inspired by the Stratemeyer Syndicate's series of novels, reported Variety.

The project, which will feature a Black, gay lead in the title role, is co-created, written, and executive-produced by Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau, along with Cameron Johnson.

It hails from 'Nancy Drew' co-creators/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

The spin-off will follow Tom, the billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father.

'Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him.

'Tom’s missions will require his genius and flair for innovation guided by love, romance, friendship and the mysteries of the universe yet-unsolved,' the official plotline read.

The new series will be executive produced by Taylor, Landau and Johnson alongside Schwartz, Savage and Lis Rowinski. PTI RB SHD SHD