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Kennedy McMann Has Been Preparing to Play Nancy Drew All Her Life

Kennedy McMann Has Been Preparing to Play Nancy Drew All Her Life

Kennedy McMann and Leah Lewis speak on stage during the Nancy Drew panel at 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Sunday (October 6) in New York City.

The two actors were joined by co-stars Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon, Maddison Jaizani and Scott Wolf as they promoted the new CW show.

In a recent interview, Kennedy opened up about how it was fate for her to play the title role.

“I come from a super literary family. My mom’s an author. I grew up reading the books. I played the computer games all through college. I was hogging the family computer when I was a kid, and then it just became my laptop, when I was 19, (with) different ‘Nancy Drew’ games on it,” she shared. “So I was pretty well versed. When it came about I was, like, ‘Ah, ah, I’ve been doing this my whole life. I’m ready to go.’

Kennedy adds, “But then when I got the part, it had been a while since I read the books. And I intentionally did not reread them because I was confident in the history that I had with the character, and I felt like I knew her really well.”

“I feel like I wanted to just be true and dedicate myself to the Nancy that we were creating, with all the knowledge that I already had to back up the historical relevance of her traits and things like that.”

However, Kennedy‘s Nancy is a bit different from the 1930s book version: “She’s very prim and proper in the 1930s editions of the books, and we’re showing her in a more modern context. But, yeah, I think that there is just a broader market for a lot riskier material.”

Nancy Drew premieres THIS WEEK on The CW!

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The Trailer For 'Nancy Drew' Will Have You Wanting It To Be October Now

The Trailer For 'Nancy Drew' Will Have You Wanting It To Be October Now

The new trailer for Nancy Drew has us majorly excited for the upcoming CW series.

Kennedy McMann stars as the title character along side Alex Saxon, Maddison Jaizani, Leah Lewis, and Tunji Kasim.

The series will center on Nancy (McMann), a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college.

But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Saxon).

Now, the five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way.

Nancy Drew will air on Wednesdays this fall on The CW.

Check out the trailer and first pics from the show below!

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Ashleigh Murray & Lucy Hale Join 'Katy Keene' Co-Stars at CW's Summer TCA Party

Ashleigh Murray & Lucy Hale Join 'Katy Keene' Co-Stars at CW's Summer TCA Party

Ashleigh Murray turns heads in her red slip dress while arriving for The CW’s Summer 2019 TCA Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday night (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The actress met up with her Katy Keene co-stars Lucy Hale, Lucien Laviscount, Julia Chan, Jonny Beauchamp, Camille Hyde, Zane Holtz, and Katherine LaNasa for the event following the press panel for their upcoming series.

“Shooting the pilot for Katy was very different than Riverdale,” Ashleigh admitted during the panel, adding that “I’ve been able to play with the rest of Josie’s personality.”

She continued, “On Riverdale she’s secluded; she was good at minding her business. With this experience, it was a lot more fun for me to let Josie have fun.”

The cast of Nancy DrewKennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alvina August, Alex Saxon, Riley Smith and Scott Wolf – are also pictured at the two events.

If you missed it, you can catch the new trailer for Katy Keene on JJJ now!

See 70+ pics of the Katy Keene and Nancy Drew casts inside!

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'Nancy Drew' Stars Reveal That the CW Series Is a 'Different Imagining' of the Classic Books!

'Nancy Drew' Stars Reveal That the CW Series Is a 'Different Imagining' of the Classic Books!

The CW is gearing up for another bold re-imagining of a classic series.

Follow the massive success of Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics, the network will debut its new take on Nancy Drew this fall.

The stars of the upcoming drama teased what fans can expect from Season 1 during an interview with Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif.

Kennedy McMann, who stars as Nancy in the series, says she’s a huge fan of the books and that she’s been preparing to play the teen detective, “truly for my entire life.”

“I think there’s a sense of her character that comes from the games and comes from the books that you only know intimately if you’ve really gotten to know them,” she said of Nancy. “There’s this cunning but this sense of humor mixed into it, and this sense of [how] she never doubts herself, that I really wanted to make sure stayed true [in] this representation of her.”

Leah Lewis, who plays George, said that the show will be more focused on characters than the books were.

“All the characters in this are very relatable and human,” Leah said. “In the books I feel like it focuses more on them in action, whereas this focuses a lot on the relationships.”

Finally, Tunji Kasim, who plays Ned “Nick” Nickerson in the show, says his character in particular “is quite a different imagining from the books. We’ve kind of started again with his character, and actually Ned — a.k.a. Nick — has a bit of a history.”

If the network’s take on Riverdale is any indication, we’re sure that applies to every aspect of Nancy Drew.

Find out when Nancy Drew (and every other CW show) premieres here!

Check out 25+ pics of the cast of Nancy Drew at their first Comic-Con…

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'Batwoman' 'Arrow' 'Charmed' 'Legacies' & More Get Fall Premiere Dates on The CW

'Batwoman' 'Arrow' 'Charmed' 'Legacies' & More Get Fall Premiere Dates on The CW

The CW has announced several premiere dates for their returning and new shows coming to the fall 2019-2020 season.

The premieres will kick off at the start of October with Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose, on Sunday, October 6th. The newest superhero series will be paired with Supergirl.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ruby Rose

Batwoman is set to get a few encore presentations of the pilot on Monday, October 7th, and Tuesday, October 8th.

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Kennedy McMann & 'Nancy Drew' Cast Share First Look at New CW Series

Kennedy McMann & 'Nancy Drew' Cast Share First Look at New CW Series

Kennedy McMann surrounds herself with her Nancy Drew co-stars at the 2019 CW Network Upfront on Thursday morning (May 16) in New York City.

The upcoming actress was joined by Alex Saxon, Maddison Jaizani, Leah Lewis, and Tunji Kasim on the red carpet to promote the new show.

The series will center on Nancy (McMann), a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college.

But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Saxon).

Now, the five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way.

The series will air on Wednesdays this fall on The CW.

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'Nancy Drew' Stars Sophia Lillis & Zoe Renee Dish on Seeing Strong Female Friendships in The Movie

'Nancy Drew' Stars Sophia Lillis & Zoe Renee Dish on Seeing Strong Female Friendships in The Movie

Sophia Lillis and Zoe Renee are opening up about the strong female characters in the Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase film.

The two stars opened up in an exclusive clip about how the movie empowers young girls, while also featuring super strong characters for them to look up to.

In the flick, Nancy gets the opportunity to use her detective skills to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion.

Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case.

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is on digital TODAY, March 26th and Blu-ray and DVD on April 2nd.

Check out the clip now!