NANCY DREW: Tunji Kasim talks playing a mechanic, murder suspect and boyfriend – Exclusive Interview

Tunji Kasim as Nick in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Miller Mobley

NANCY DREW, The CW’s freshman Wednesday-night series based on the long-lived small-town mystery novels, is set in Horseshoe Bay, Maine. Sleuth Nancy (Kennedy McCann) has just returned to town after some time away. Tunji Kasim plays Nancy’s boyfriend, mechanic Ned “Nick” Nickerson, who has moved to Horseshoe Bay from Florida. But when Kasim talks in real life, he sounds less like someone from the Sunshine State than like OUTLANDER’s Jamie Fraser. “I’m Scottish,” Kasim explains, “Scottish and Nigerian.” Kasim was seen earlier this year in the feature films THE GOOD LIAR, opposite Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, and THE KILL […]Read On »

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NANCY DREW: Leah Lewis plays tough on the new sleuthing series – Exclusive Interview

Leah Lewis as George in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Kharen Hill

In the new series version of NANCY DREW, Wednesday nights on The CW, Kennedy McMann plays the title character. When Nancy is not busy sleuthing – and sometimes even when she is – she works as a waitress at the Claw Restaurant in the little scenic town of Horseshoe Bay. Nancy’s boss at the restaurant is a former classmate, the dictatorial George Fan, who is played by Leah Lewis. Lewis’s other recent credits include SING IT!, GUIDANCE, THE GIFTED, STATION 19, and The CW’s CHARMED reboot. “George is not Nancy’s friend, actually. Plot twist. [George] is this really tough girl […]Read On »

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NANCY DREW: Alex Saxon on playing the observant Ace – Exclusive Interview

Alex Saxon is Ace in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Kharen Hill

In The CW’s new Wednesday-night series NANCY DREW, based on the long-running series of novels by the pseudonymous Carolyn Keene, Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and her friends solve mysteries both natural and supernatural in the small town of Horseshoe Bay. One of Nancy’s helpful friends and co-workers is diner worker Ace, played by Alex Saxon. Ace comes off as laid-back, but is actually very observant. Saxon, originally from Missouri, was a series regular on FINDING CARTER and THE FIX, and had arcs on RAY DONOVAN and THE FOSTERS. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you aware of and/or a fan of the NANCY DREW […]Read On »

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NANCY DREW: Producer and director Larry Teng on the new mystery series – Exclusive Interview

Kennedy McMann as Nancy in NANCY DREW - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/Kharen Hill

Teen detective Nancy Drew has been part of the culture since her first adventures were published as novels in 1930. Actually created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer, the Nancy Drew books have been written since then by numerous authors all using the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Nancy Drew has been adapted for both the big and small screens before. The CW has now launched its new NANCY DREW series on Wednesday nights, starring Kennedy McMann as the eponymous sleuth. Nancy is currently working as a waitress at a restaurant in her native small town of Horseshoe Bay. She’s trying to stay out […]Read On »

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