Nancy Drew, from The CW, still has a case to solve. The fourth season of the Kennedy McMann-starring show will be its last, the network revealed on Wednesday. The fourth season of the show is now in production and is anticipated to launch in early 2023, however a precise date has not yet been set. Along with several other shows, Nancy Drew received a Season 4 renewal in March. Tom Swift, a spinoff series, was cancelled after only one season. It is hardly shocking that Nancy Drew will be discontinued. Several months ago, negotiations about the drama’s ending its run after its upcoming fourth season began, according to sources. The choice was determined before Mark Pedowitz, the CW’s chairman and CEO, recently left his position following the network’s acquisition by Nexstar, and the Season 4 finale has been carefully planned to serve as a satisfying series finale.
The cast in Vancouver just received the official news this afternoon. Kennedy McMann, the show’s lead, and other cast members have reportedly already been rumoured for new series roles. Season 4’s filming is anticipated to be finished soon. Although the decision to cancel Nancy Drew has been considered for some time, it is in line with the new CW owners’ drive for less expensive content. The cost of producing a written series rises with each season it airs, and the only CW scripted series older than three years is the network’s flagship All American, while The Flash, Riverdale, and Nancy Drew are all winding up this season.
The revelation of Nancy Drew’s finale comes shortly after Tom Swift, a spinoff, was abruptly cancelled this past summer. Nancy Drew showrunners Noga Landau and Melinda Hsu Taylor released a statement saying, “We are so honoured and proud to have brought Nancy Drew’s iconic determination, individuality, and resilience to life in a years-long collaboration with incredible creative talents in front of and behind the camera, as well as among our studio and network partners. With thoughtfulness, inclusivity, and kindness, as well as plenty of detective-related twists, otherworldly scares, and star-crossed romance along the road, we are grateful to be able to end this chapter.
As she solves mysteries in her haunting hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine, the renowned young sleuth Nancy Drew is followed by readers. Along with McMann, the film also stars Riley Smith, Scott Wolf, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, and Alex Saxon. With executive producers Landau (The Magicians), Hsu Taylor (The Gifted), Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, Dynasty), Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl, Dynasty), Lis Rowinski (Dynasty), Alex Taub (Lethal Weapon, Revenge), Larry Teng (Walker: Independence, Medium), and S. Lily Hui, Nancy Drew is a CBS Studios production in collaboration with Fake Empire (UnReal, Mistresses).