Following on from the news that The CW has ordered its Arrowverse spinoff Batwoman to series, we now have word on another two pilot pickups for the network in Nancy Drew and the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene.
Nancy Drew stars Kennedy McMann (Law & Order: SVU) as the young detective and the official synopsis reads: “Set in the summer after her high school graduation,18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation—and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.”
Katy Keene has been developed by Riverdale executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, and takes place several years after the main Archie Comics Series.
“In a timeless New York City, as enchanting as Riverdale is moody, aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) meets Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), fresh off the bus to chase her musical dreams. Their world is populated with kindred-spirit starving artists, including mysterious socialite Pepper Smith (Julie Chan) and Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez – and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp). While their climb to the top is rife with obstacles, this found family will stop at nothing to see their names in lights.”
Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Katy Keene were three of six pilots at The CW this year, the others being Glamorous, The Lost Boys and Jane the Novela. The network is yet to make a decision on Glamorous, but it has decided to retool The Lost Boys with a new pilot that could include recastings, while it has passed on Jane the Novela, a proposed Jane the Virgin spinoff.
via Flickering Myth