|Based on||Nancy Drew|
by Edward Stratemeyer
|Narrated by||Kennedy McMann|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Running time||40-44 minutes|
|Distributor||CBS Media Ventures|
|Original network||The CW|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||October 9, 2019 -|
Nancy Drew is an American mystery drama television series based on the series of mystery novels about the titular character. The series was adapted for The CW by Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and is produced by CBS Studios, in association with Fake Empire.
It is the third Nancy Drew television series, following The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977-1979) and a 1995 Canadian-American version. Development for a new television series started in 2015 at CBS, then later at NBC. In 2018, the project moved to The CW where the series was ordered for a pilot.
The series is narrated and led by the amateur sleuth Nancy Drew, played by Kennedy McMann, and features an ensemble cast with re-imagined versions of the characters from the books: Leah Lewis as George Fan, Maddison Jaizani as Bess Marvin, Tunji Kasim as Ned Nickerson and Scott Wolf as Carson Drew. It also stars Alex Saxon, Alvina August and Riley Smith as new characters invented for the series.
The series debuted on October 9, 2019 to mixed reviews. In October 2019, The CW picked up the series for a full season and in January 2020, the network renewed the series for a second season which premiered on January 20, 2021.
After her college plans are put on hold, 18-year-old Nancy Drew finds herself involved in a ghostly mystery when she and her four friends are witnesses (and suspects) to a murder and they all team up to find the person responsible.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||18||October 9, 2019||April 15, 2020|
|2||TBA||January 20, 2021||TBA|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Larry Teng||Teleplay by : Noga Landau & Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage|
Television Story by : Noga Landau
|October 9, 2019||1.18|
|In the fictional town of Horseshoe Bay, Maine, retired teenage detective Nancy Drew is spending her gap year working as a waitress at The Bayside Claw while she deals with the grief of her mother Katherine's death. All that changes when one night, she and her co-workers George, Bess, and Ace discover the body of Tiffany Hudson, wife of local businessman Ryan Hudson. When the police chief tries to pin the murder on Nancy, whom he's despised for years, she breaks into Ryan's house looking for evidence and finds a locket hidden in a secret compartment. The locket contains a reference to Lucy Sable, a girl who was killed nineteen years ago; Nancy, Bess, and George hire a medium to contact Lucy's spirit and receive a cryptic message to "find the dress". Nancy discovers that her father is secretly dating a cop, Karen Hart, and that her boyfriend Nick served time after Tiffany testified against him in court. She decides to try and figure out who killed Tiffany, with Bess, George, and Nick among her potential suspects. That night, while investigating in the attic, she finds Lucy's bloodstained dress in a locked chest.|
|2||2||"The Secret of the Old Morgue"||Larry Teng||Noga Landau||October 16, 2019||0.80|
|In an effort to improve his public image, Ryan takes part in the town's annual Seawater Festival, in which a bucket of seawater is placed outside to determine whether someone will die in the coming year. Nancy learns that the Hudson family has arranged for Tiffany's body to be moved out of town, so she decides to break into the morgue and take some blood to be analyzed. She also spies on George, learning of her secret relationship with Ryan. George angrily refuses to help, blaming Nancy for her reputation as a "slut" in high school. Bess and Ace pretend to have car trouble to delay Ryan's transporter Lisbeth, who hits it off with Bess. Nancy retrieves the blood and some evidence connected to Lucy's case, but accidentally trips the alarm; George suddenly arrives and hides the goods while Nancy is arrested. Carson agrees to represent Ryan in order to afford his daughter's bail. He tells her that Nick couldn't have known Tiffany's identity since she testified behind a screen. Later that night, he secretly burns Lucy's dress on the beach. George discovers that her bucket of seawater has turned to blood, a warning that death is soon to follow.|
|3||3||"The Curse of the Dark Storm"||John Kretchmer||Jesse Stern & Lisa Bao||October 23, 2019||0.81|
|Nancy discovers evidence of a secret friendship between Tiffany and Nick. He explains that she had been visiting him every week up until his release and left him an old clock in Nancy's mother's roadster. Karen informs Nancy that the charges against her will be dropped if she helps build a case against Nick. George is nearly killed by several "accidents", and receives a visit from a woman named Rita who turns out to have died several decades earlier. Nick and Nancy follow Tiffany's clues to Lilac Inn, and find a hidden vault containing a lockbox. Carson finds a print on Nancy's shoe matching one she left behind at the inn. Nancy reveals the details of Tiffany's relationship to Karen so that Nick will not be treated as a suspect. Nick confesses to the group that he really did kill someone by accident, and finds $5 million in bearer bonds in the lockbox, money that Nancy believes Tiffany left for him. Ace calls her to pick up Bess, who turns out to be living in a van by herself. Nancy invites her to move in, and while helping her pack, she finds Tiffany's diamond ring in Bess' coat pocket.|
|4||4||"The Haunted Ring"||Larry Teng||Céline Geiger||October 30, 2019||0.69|
|Looking into Bess' past, Nancy finds a passport under the name "Bess Turani" with her picture. Bess turns out to be an English girl who believes the Marvins are her biological relatives, but isn't entirely sure. On the day of Tiffany's funeral, a ghost attacks Bess in the Claw's walk-in, prompting the girls to turn to George's clairvoyant mother Victoria who explains how to perform a ritual that will seal Tiffany's ghost away for good. Tiffany's sister, Laura Tandy, arrives in town seeking to learn the truth behind her death and recruits Ace, her ex-boyfriend, to help. At the funeral, George manages to only complete part of the ritual due to Bess wandering away from her post. Laura upstages Ryan's father Everett's eulogy by playing Tiffany's last 911 call and announcing her intentions to seek justice. Carson subsequently informs the media that Tiffany's autopsy report is inconclusive, angering Ryan. That night, Ned learns from a hidden camera that Laura broke into his garage, and Nancy follows a clue left by a ghost to Keene High School, turning up a photo of Lucy with Karen. The ritual's failure leads to Tiffany's spirit possessing George's body.|
|5||5||"The Case of the Wayward Spirit"||Claudia Yarmy||Melinda Hsu Taylor & Katherine DiSavino||November 6, 2019||0.62|
|Under the influence of Tiffany's spirit, George's behavior becomes increasingly unpredictable. Victoria warns the group that unless a ritual of exorcism is performed, she will eventually consume George's life force, erasing her forever. Local developer Owen Marvin hires the Bayside Claw to provide catering services to a local charity gala, but Bess asks Nick to go in her place to avoid having to deal with her family. While at the gala, Nancy runs into Karen, who reveals Lucy died a year after abruptly ending their friendship. Ryan has an argument with Owen, which George witnesses; Tiffany takes over, steals a dress and knife, and goes to confront him. Victoria and Bess arrive, and despite Laura disrupting the ritual, are able to banish her. Ace and Nick force Laura to return the flash drive she stole. Using a code word given to him by Tiffany in her final moments, Nick breaks the password on the drive and finds a mountain of evidence compiled against the Hudsons, including a possible connection to Owen. Owen helps Nancy find a time capsule buried by Lucy's high school class, including a video of her with a teenaged Ryan.|
|6||6||"The Mystery of Blackwood Lodge"||Amanda Row||Alex Taub & Andrea Thornton Bolden||November 13, 2019||0.73|
|A desperate Ryan comes to Nancy for help. In exchange for agreeing to steal a collection of priceless Roman coins for him from an auction at the Velvet Masque club, Nancy forces Ryan to escort her inside the club, normally off-limits to locals. Bess and Lisbeth have their first date, but when Lisbeth leaves early, Bess is devastated. To cheer her up, George brings her along on a mission with Nick to infiltrate the club; the two had earlier deduced that the coins were linked to the sinking of a cargo ship that killed Owen's uncle, and plan to steal them to expose the Hudsons for their alleged involvement. Owen seeks the coins for the same reason, and manages to get the group kicked out before winning the auction. Nancy discovers that Ryan's parents had Carson, their family's personal attorney in 1999, get rid of Lucy to keep her away from their son, and to cover up her discovery of an affair between Owen's uncle and Ryan's mother Celia Hudson. Lisbeth gives Bess a make-up date, and they kiss. Nancy reveals that she swiped the coins to Owen and declines his offer of dinner, unaware that Nick suspects she is going behind his back.|
|7||7||"The Tale of the Fallen Sea Queen"||Rebecca Rodriguez||Erika Harrison & Katie Schwartz||November 20, 2019||0.73|
|Victoria warns the group to dispose of the coins, as they attract evil spirits. Instead, Nancy decides to use them in a séance to contact Lucy's spirit so she can finally answer several long-simmering questions. Laura openly accuses Chief McGinnis of covering up Tiffany's death, forcing him to hand the case over to state authorities. Ace begins to suspect that Laura may be Tiffany's killer after learning that she stands to inherit her sister's money, but Nancy discovers his secret arrangement with McGinnis, shattering their trust. Nancy's contact informs her that the evidence she sent to him for analysis has disappeared, so she tracks down Lucy's half-brother to obtain the only other item that can be used to summon her, a bracelet she wore before her death. Victoria is too drunk to help, so the group conducts the séance themselves, destroying the coins in the process. Nick breaks up with Nancy afterwards for pushing him away. An unknown spirit is shown communicating with George's younger sister Ted. Ace leaves town with Laura and gets in a serious car accident, while Nancy deals with her growing fear that her father killed Lucy.|
|8||8||"The Path of Shadows"||Alexis Ostrander||Jesse Stern||December 4, 2019||0.68|
|Ace is brought to the hospital and falls into a coma. Nancy speaks to Chief McGinnis, and after revealing all of her and her friends' interactions with the spirit world, learns that Ace's spirit has separated from his body due to the trauma of the crash. McGinnis gathers Nancy, George, and Carson to form a spirit circle and send George to the spirit world. Based on Nancy's deduction that someone intentionally tampered with Laura's car to trigger the crash, Nick and Bess confront Lisbeth, who they think may be responsible. Lisbeth then comes clean: she is actually an undercover state police officer investigating the Hudsons. George is unable to find Ace's spirit due to the negative energy between Nancy and Carson, so Nancy clears it by making him promise to reveal everything once the ceremony is finished. George finds Ace's spirit in the form of a young boy, but he remains in a coma. Nancy uses a clue George found to expose Officer Rawley, the dirty cop responsible for the accident. Nancy and Lisbeth stage a confrontation so Lisbeth can maintain her cover. When George goes to pick up Ted from the diner, she finds her missing.|
|9||9||"The Hidden Staircase"||Shannon Kohli||Melinda Hsu Taylor||December 11, 2019||0.74|
|Ted's disappearance reveals similarities between her abduction and that of Rose Turnbull, the girl Nancy rescued in her first case as a 12-year old detective. Based on this, Nancy suspects that whoever took Ted is tied to Nathan Gomber, Rose's abductor. Nancy and Carson visit Gomber's old warehouse while George and Nick work on deciphering a note passed by Gomber to his only visitor, Moira Baker. Nancy realizes that there are gaps in her memory from the night she found Rose--the result, she believes, of an entity called Simon who was manipulating Gomber. George finds a location for Moira's antique store and breaks in with Nick at the same time that Nancy finds the shrine Gomber built for Simon and burns it; Moira is caught and Ted is located by Nick. When Nancy goes to see Gomber one last time, he says that his business with Simon is far from over. Bess reveals her secret to Owen. Karen finds Nancy's journal, and informs Chief McGinnis, who has the knife from Lucy's death tested. The fingerprints on it are found to match Carson's, and he is arrested and charged with her murder.|
|10||10||"The Mark of the Poisoner's Pearl"||Sydney Freeland||Katherine DiSavino & Lisa Bao||January 15, 2020||0.66|
|Nancy receives word from a contact that Tiffany was killed with a rare type of poison. Owen meets Bess and confirms that they are first cousins, making her a biological Marvin. He asks her for the burial coins as part of a plan to expose Everett Hudson for murdering their uncle, but when Nick explains that they were destroyed, Bess concocts a scheme to use Ryan, who is increasingly estranged from his family, as a means to find other potential evidence. Nancy's investigation leads her to an old case involving a serial poisoner from nearly seventeen years earlier. Ace takes her to his father, who worked on the case and gives Nancy clues indicating that the killer is still in Horseshoe Bay. Nancy makes a video daring the killer to come after her; the killer then lures her into a makeshift gas chamber from which Nick and George rescue her only seconds before death. Ryan decides to take matters into his own hands out of fear that his family will go after the Marvins. Ace turns the killer over to the police, and Nancy decides to call her father for the first time in two weeks, with Lucy's ghost looking on.|
|11||11||"The Phantom of Bonny Scot"||Ramsey Nickell||Andrea Thornton Bolden & Katie Schwartz||January 22, 2020||0.54|
|Everett and Nancy make a deal: if she sabotages Owen's efforts to expose his family's wrongdoing, he'll help get her father released from custody. George's friend Dawn informs her that the Bayside Claw is being put on the market, meaning she'll lose the only place she truly considers home unless she can come up with some quick money. Bess decides to embrace her British heritage for her first lunch with Diana Marvin; impressed, Diana asks her to join the Marvin corporate empire by meeting with a potential new partner, Amaya Alston. Owen introduces Nancy to Bashiir, the only survivor of the Bonny Scot. She discovers that Bashiir is haunted by his survivor's guilt, but is unwilling to come forward out of fear of deportation. With Owen's help, Nancy arranges a sting led by Lisbeth to take Everett into custody. She also finds files in the Hudson family mansion suggesting that Lucy's mother had something to do with her death. Nick tells George he'll use some of his bonds to buy the Claw, with her as co-owner. Owen makes arrangements to help Bashiir. Celia Hudson contacts someone at the state prison, ordering them to kill Carson.|
|12||12||"The Lady of Larkspur Lane"||Greg Beeman||Erika Harrison||January 29, 2020||0.63|
|Nancy takes George and Nick on an attempt to break into Larkspur Lane, the local asylum where Lucy's mother Patrice has been living since her death. There, they discover an infestation of strange mold, swarms of bugs, and a man named Sal who claims that the building is haunted by the spirits of the family who died there in the 1870s. Carson is nearly stabbed in prison before Ace is able to fake a transfer request; he takes Carson to his own home and contacts Karen for help when the police show up. Bess impresses Amaya with her wit and clever observations. With no evidence to prove Carson's life is in danger, Bess cuts a deal with Ryan, offering to grant him a favor from the Marvin family in exchange. Ryan's evidence, coupled with a call from Amaya, is enough to get Carson released from jail before he's tried. Nancy finds Patrice, who shows signs of dementia and tells her to find "the thin man's book". Sal directs her to the Whisper Box, where the family's possessions are kept, but then pulls the fire alarm. Nancy is left trapped inside the Whisper Box and falls into a deep sleep, waking up in a fantasy world where her mother is alive.|
|13||13||"The Whisper Box"||Larry Teng||Noga Landau & Alex Taub||February 5, 2020||0.62|
|With Sal's help, Nick and the others break into the asylum and try to communicate with an unconscious Nancy. Realizing that she's trapped in a fantasy, Nancy recruits the imaginary versions of her friends to help find a way out. From Ryan, they receive a puzzle that Nancy supposedly set up for herself, which leads to a graveyard and a mysterious key. The key turns out, however, to be a red herring; Nancy discovers that the real way out is through a letter written by her late mother. Despite being tempted to stay and make up for all of her life's regrets, she decides to give it up and returns to the real world. The group escapes as the asylum burns down, and Nancy is reunited with her father. Having found a keycard, she visits the local Historical Society and learns that it opens a lockbox placed there by Tiffany. Inside, she finds a recording of a video made several months earlier, where Tiffany reveals that someone has been following her before a ghost suddenly appears and the video is cut short. Nancy realizes that Tiffany was likely killed for trying to uncover who murdered Lucy Sable.|
|14||14||"The Sign of the Uninvited Guest"||Amanda Row||Katherine DiSavino||February 26, 2020||0.59|
|Patrice breaks into the Claw, and her son Joshua, Lucy's brother, comes by to pick her up. Laura returns to collect her inheritance, and asks Ace to move with her to Paris. Nancy moves ahead with her plan to find out who really killed Lucy by having Ace hack her old email account, which turns up messages between her and Ryan that reveal they were supposed to meet the night she died. Bess becomes concerned that Amaya has a romantic interest in her, which George tells her to break off. Nancy brings the group, Laura, Karen, and Ryan to the diner, where she has them reenact the events leading up to Tiffany's murder. The reenactment leads to a major breakthrough: a poisoned salad that was prepared for Ryan was instead served to Tiffany. Nancy takes this as evidence that the murder was revenge for Ryan killing Lucy; Ryan flees after he sees Lucy's ghost. Nancy visits Joshua to check Lucy's old computer, but quickly deduces he poisoned the salad. When he tries to kill her, he accidentally electrocutes himself. Ace ends things with Laura before she leaves. When the police arrive, Joshua is gone.|
|15||15||"The Terror of Horseshoe Bay"||Katie Eastridge||Jen Vestuto & Melissa Marlette||March 4, 2020||0.61|
|As the police gear up to find Joshua, Nancy learns she has one day left before her father's evidentiary hearing. She and Owen speak to Ryan's old roommate for information on him and Lucy. Nick and Ace visit Ace's father, who has come out of retirement to rejoin the force, and learn that the poison used to kill Tiffany was stolen from police evidence. Nancy correctly deduces that Joshua had an accomplice: Karen. Despite her arrest, however, Carson informs her he needs actual physical evidence to clear his name. Owen, George, and Bess go the Historical Society and conduct research on the Agleaca, a spirit that supposedly grants the heart's desire of whoever summons it, but for a price. The group performs the summoning ritual, and the Agleaca grants Nancy's wish by delivering her Lucy's bones. In return, it attempts to claim Owen's life, forcing George to break the summoning wreath. Ace stashes the bones, Nick accepts George's offer to spend the night at her home, and Owen and Nancy sleep together. The next day, Nancy coughs up the torn wreath, indicating that the Agleaca is displeased with her refusal to honor the deal.|
|16||16||"The Haunting of Nancy Drew"||Ruben Garcia||Noga Landau & Katie Schwartz||March 11, 2020||0.67|
|Nancy brings in her forensic scientist friend to analyze Lucy's bones while she continues her search for the evidence to clear Carson's name. During the tests, Det. Abe Tamura, Karen's replacement on the force, arrives with a warrant to search the diner. Nick and George manage to hide the bones in time, but the experience causes friction between them. Nancy picks up Ryan and takes him along with her as she questions several witnesses, including Everett and Karen, to try and piece together Lucy's final hours. They visit her childhood home and find her diary hidden in the walls. When Nancy has to testify at her father's trial, she reveals the truth: Lucy committed suicide out of despair when Everett forced her to end things with Ryan. Carson is cleared of all charges. While cleaning the diner, George and Nick give into their feelings and kiss. Bess finds one of the bones is missing, unaware that Det. Tamura found it. The scientist gives Nancy a revelation that she confirms with her father: Lucy killed herself only after giving him and his wife the baby she had with Ryan to raise as their own; Nancy is Lucy and Ryan's biological daughter.|
|17||17||"The Girl in the Locket"||Larry Teng||Melinda Hsu Taylor & Lisa Bao||April 8, 2020||0.55|
|The Agleaca continues to inflict terrifying visions on the group, and Victoria informs them that they must perform another ritual to free themselves from its curse. The only problem is that for the ritual to work, Nancy must offer her both her blood and that of a blood relative. She tries to get Ryan to help by agreeing to assist him in his effort to learn about his missing child. However, when Ryan admits he doesn't want to help Owen, Nancy barrages him with insults and he angrily drives off without her. At Diana Marvin's birthday party, Bess is told that she will be expected to extract information from Lisbeth about her police work in exchange for her family's approval of their relationship. Ryan deduces the truth and confronts Nancy; she confesses that she doesn't want him to be her father. Ryan nevertheless holds up his end of the bargain and takes part in the ritual. Unfortunately, the visions only get worse. Nancy suggests, and Victoria confirms, that the Agleaca was once a human who was wrongfully executed, and is now enraged and desires blood. When the group realizes Owen is missing, they find his bloody corpse in a bathtub.|
|18||18||"The Clue in the Captain's Painting"||Ramsey Nickell||Erika Harrison & Jesse Stern||April 15, 2020||0.49|
|Nancy and the Drew Crew throw themselves into solving Owen's murder, believing that the Agleaca will soon come for them as well. When a séance intended to call Owen's spirit fails, Nancy and Ace visit the Historical Society and learn that the Agleaca only comes after its victims in groups, meaning Owen was killed by a living human. Bess continues to struggle with both her love for Lisbeth and her desire to please her family by spying on her girlfriend. George finds she can't be intimate with Nick and confronts Ryan, making it clear that she blames him for taking advantage of her and twisting her idea of what love is. Lisbeth shares some evidence with Nancy that allows her to deduce that Joshua, her biological uncle, is Owen's murderer. She visits her grandmother and discovers that Joshua has been hiding in the nursing home; before he kills her, she reveals herself as his niece, causing him to slip and nearly fall to his death before Ace pulls him up. George finally decides that she can allow herself to be intimate again. The Agleaca sends each of the Drew Crew a vision of how they will die: George and Nick drown, Ace is impaled on a meat hook, Bess burns to death, and Nancy dies the same way her birth mother did by falling off the cliff where she took her own life.|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|19||1||"The Search for the Midnight Wraith"||Larry Teng||Noga Landau & Melinda Hsu Taylor||January 20, 2021||0.50|
|As the Drew Crew strategizes over how to deal with the Agleaca's curse, Bess announces a reward for anyone who can provide information. At the same time, a girl named Amanda is found badly injured by the police, and Nancy comes under suspicion after Amanda mentions her name. The gang learns that Amanda and her brother Gil are in possession of a hand mirror stolen from the Hudson family that was used in the first summoning of the Agleaca, and want to sell it to them. However, Gil has gone missing, allegedly at the hands of a forest-dwelling spirit known as the Gorham Wraith. The Drew Crew are able to find Gil, but the Wraith traps them. Nancy discovers that it fears fire and burns it out of existence with a lighter. The police arrest her for possession of stolen property, but Ryan bails her out by claiming the mirror was a gift. By breaking the mirror's glass, the Drew Crew finds a message hidden underneath that reveals the key to defeating the Agleaca can be found in a sea shanty.|
|20||2||"The Reunion of Lost Souls"||Ed Sanchez||Andrea Thornton Bolden||January 27, 2021||TBD|
|21||3||"The Secret of Solitary Scribe"||Rachel Raimist||Alex Taub||February 3, 2021||TBD|
|22||4||"The Fate of the Buried Treasure"||Larry Teng||Celine Geiger||February 10, 2021||TBD|
In September 2018, The CW announced that Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were developing a new Nancy Drew series. The CW announced that the project was picked up for series on May 7, 2019. On May 16, 2019, The CW released the first official trailer for the series. The series debuted on October 9, 2019. On October 25, 2019, the series was picked up for a full season of 22 episodes. On January 7, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on January 20, 2021.
In early 2019, the pilot was cast with Kennedy McMann as the title character,Tunji Kasim as Ned "Nick" Nickerson,Alex Saxon as Ace,Leah Lewis as George,Maddison Jaizani as Bess, and Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Nancy's father, Carson Drew.Pamela Sue Martin, who played Nancy Drew in the 1970s series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, was cast as Harriet Grosset for the pilot in April 2019. On May 9, 2019, it was announced that Scott Wolf had replaced Prinze in the role of Carson Drew.Riley Smith joined cast as Ryan Hudson on May 16, 2019. On October 28, 2019, Miles Gaston Villanueva was cast in a recurring role.
In December 2020, Aadila Dosani was cast in a recurring role for the second season as Amanda Bobbsey.
Principal photography for season 1 began on July 22, 2019, and was expected to end on April 7, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. On March 12, 2020, production was halted until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, on April 14, 2020, it was revealed that episode 18 would serve as the season one finale. Season two began filming on September 29, 2020, however, filming stopped the production again by COVID-19 due to testing; but resumed a week later.
Nancy Drew premiered on The CW in the United States on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, with the season four premiere of Riverdale as its lead-in.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Nancy Drew holds an approval rating of 53% based on 30 reviews, with an average rating of 7.31/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "An appealing aesthetic and promising ensemble can't quite manage to liven up Nancy Drew, an overly broody and unfortunately bland mystery that follows too closely in the footsteps of the shows it aspires to be." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 55 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
|Season||Timeslot (ET)||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||TV season||Viewership
|1||Wednesday 9:00p.m.||18||October 9, 2019||1.18||April 15, 2020||0.49||2019-20||126||1.25|
|2||TBA||January 20, 2021||0.50||TBA||TBD||2020-21||TBD||TBD|
|1||"Pilot"||October 9, 2019||0.3/2||1.18||0.3||0.97||0.6||2.14|
|2||"The Secret of the Old Morgue"||October 16, 2019||0.2/1||0.80||0.2||0.73||0.4||1.53|
|3||"The Curse of the Dark Storm"||October 23, 2019||0.2/1||0.81||0.2||0.64||0.4||1.45|
|4||"The Haunted Ring"||October 30, 2019||0.1/1||0.69||0.3||0.68||0.4||1.36|
|5||"The Case of the Wayward Spirit"||November 6, 2019||0.1/1||0.62||0.3||0.58||0.4||1.20|
|6||"The Mystery of Blackwood Lodge"||November 13, 2019||0.2/1||0.73||0.2||0.63||0.4||1.36|
|7||"The Tale of the Fallen Sea Queen"||November 20, 2019||0.2/1||0.73||0.2||0.55||0.4||1.28|
|8||"The Path of Shadows"||December 4, 2019||0.2/1||0.68||0.2||0.55||0.4||1.23|
|9||"The Hidden Staircase"||December 11, 2019||0.1/1||0.74||0.2||0.50||0.3||1.24|
|10||"The Mark of the Poisoner's Pearl"||January 15, 2020||0.1/1||0.66||0.1||0.52||0.2||1.18|
|11||"The Phantom of Bonny Scot"||January 22, 2020||0.1/1||0.54||0.1||0.50||0.2||1.04|
|12||"The Lady of Larkspur Lane"||January 29, 2020||0.1/1||0.63||0.1||0.50||0.2||1.13|
|13||"The Whisper Box"||February 5, 2020||0.1||0.62||0.2||0.46||0.3||1.08|
|14||"The Sign of the Uninvited Guest"||February 26, 2020||0.1||0.59||0.1||0.49||0.2||1.08|
|15||"The Terror of Horseshoe Bay"||March 4, 2020||0.1||0.61||0.2||0.56||0.3||1.17|
|16||"The Haunting of Nancy Drew"||March 11, 2020||0.1||0.67||0.2||0.47||0.3||1.14|
|17||"The Girl in the Locket"||April 8, 2020||0.1||0.55||0.1||0.38||0.2||0.93|
|18||"The Clue in the Captain's Painting"||April 15, 2020||0.1||0.49||0.1||0.45||0.2||0.94|
|1||"The Search for the Midnight Wraith"||January 20, 2021||0.1||0.50||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
On October 28, 2020, it was announced that The CW is developing a spin-off titled as Tom Swift and will part of the "Drew-niverse". The series is based on the book series of the same name and is created by Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landau, and Cameron Johnson.