Tom Swift: The CW Is Expanding the Nancy Drew Universe With a New Spinoff Series
The new mystery drama, inspired by the Stratemeyer Syndicate novel series, follows the serialized adventures of its titular Black, gay, billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him. His missions will require his genius and flair for innovation guided by love, romance, friendship, and the mysteries of the universe yet-unsolved.
The Swift character, who has appeared in various novels since 1910, is expected to appear in an upcoming episode of Nancy Drew Season 2, with the potential for a back-door pilot established off the back of that episode. The character will “crash into one of Nancy’s investigations” where Nancy will interpret the event as supernatural while Tom suspects it to be “cosmically paranormal.”
A pilot script is in the works with Nancy Drew bosses Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau serving as co-creators along with Nancy Drew producer Fake Empire’s Cameron Johnson.
Tom Swift will be produced by CBS Studios with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Lis Rowinski, Johnson, Landau, and Hsu Taylor executive producing.