New CW Nancy Drew Casts Original Nancy Drew: Critical Linking, April 9, 2019

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This is a neat casting — the CW Nancy Drew pilot is giving a nod to the TV history of the iconic character by recruiting Pamela Sue Martin. Martin, who will guest star in the pilot, played the brilliant teen sleuth in the first (and most successful to date) TV series adaptation of the Nancy Drew books, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, which ran from 1977 to 1979 on ABC. She will appear alongside newcomer Kennedy McMann who is taking on the mantle of playing the amateur detective.

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