Nancy Drew spinoff, Tom Swift is happening at The CW

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Aug 31, 2021, 10:59 PM(IST)

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Tom Swift follows the serialized adventures of its titular Black, gay, billionaire inventor (Richards) who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father.

Nancy Drew co-creators/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, their Fake Empire banner and CBS Studios have announced Tom Swift, a straight-to-series order with The CW. This will take shape for the 2021-2022 season.

Tom Swift is a spinoff of Nancy Drew. 

The CBS Studios/Fake Empire-produced project did not do a traditional backdoor pilot; instead the character Tom Swift, played by Tian Richards, appeared in a Nancy Drew episode titled ‘The Celestial Visitor,’ which was directed by Ruben Garcia.

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Tom Swift follows the serialized adventures of its titular Black, gay, billionaire inventor (Richards) 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 series premiere date hasn’t been decided yet. 

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