Developed by Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage, and based on the popular teenager sleuth character created by publisher and writer, Edward Stratemeyer, ‘Nancy Drew’ is a gripping mystery drama series with a tinge of the supernatural. The CW series reimagines some of the characters from the books, but the storyline is still led and narrated by the eponymous teenage detective. It is the third TV show based on the title character, following the 1977 and 1995 versions.
Since its initial premiere in October 2019, the series has spawned two seasons amidst moderate reviews. While the critics were polarized in their views, the audiences thought the series to be quite underrated. Replete with endearing characters and sinister villains, the series is well worth a watch for fans of supernatural mysteries. Following the cliffhanger in the season 2 finale, you must be wondering whether a third season is already in the works. Well, we have updates for the prospective third season.
Nancy Drew Season 3 Release Date
On February 3, 2021, months ahead of the second season’s finale, the network greenlit the show for a third season. Fans would be delighted to know that ‘Nancy Drew’ season 3 is set to release on October 8, 2021, at 9 pm ET on The CW.
The crew went back on set on July 13, 2021, to commence filming the upcoming installment, and the production is scheduled to conclude on December 9, 2021. It has been a while since we last saw our favorite characters on our television screens. However, fans can heave a sigh of relief since the show is officially coming back with its third outing, especially now that we have a premiere date!
And we give you the first day of season 3!!!!!!! @kennedymcmann
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— Leah Lewis (@leahmlewis) July 14, 2021
Nancy Drew Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?
Most members of the central ensemble cast will retain their roles. The core cast ensemble includes Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew), Leah Lewis (Georgia “George” Fan), Maddison Jaizani (Bess Marvin), Tunji Kasim (Ned “Nick” Nickerson), Alex Saxon (Ace), and Scott Wolf (Carson Drew).
Riley Smith (Ryan Hudson), Bo Martynowska (Temperance Hudson), Marilyn Norry (Myrtle Hudson), and Aadila Dosani (Amanda Bobbsey) also play significant characters. Therefore, we can safely assume that most of the key cast members will be back in the new season. Like previous seasons, the upcoming season might recruit a plethora of fresh faces.
Nancy Drew Season 3 Plot: What is it About?
Towards the end of the second season, we see Myrtle Hudson performing blood magic to summon her ancestor Temperance Hudson. Temperance consumes the body of Myrtle and reveals herself as an arch-nemesis in the formation. Temperance is also Nancy’s ancestor, which paves the path for a future story arc. On the romantic front, we see some new developments. In the final moments of the season, George proposes to Nick while Nancy decides to try her luck with Ace. However, as Nancy goes to Ace’s house, she learns that he is on a summer trip with Amanda.
In an interview in June 2021, executive producer Melinda Hsu Taylor revealed that the third season will be darker and more menacing. The story will pick up from the aftermath of the second season and eventually lead to a face-off between Temperance and Nancy. Hsu Taylor even compared the rivalry between the two characters to be something along the lines of what Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader have in ‘Star Wars.’ The third installment will give the viewers a comprehensive sense of Temperance’s diabolical powers. On a more positive note, we see the possibility of a love triangle forming between Nancy, Ace, and Amanda.
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