January 20, 2016

Nancy Drew, 2.0

The Hollywood Reporter notes that CBS will offer an updated series from Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, called Drew, based on the Nancy Drew character. Nancy, who according to a CBS exec "[will] not [be] Caucasian," will be in her 30s and will work for the NYPD.

Here's a quick update on Nancy's pop culture past, also from the Hollywood Reporter.

A short bibliography on Nancy Drew:
C. Billman, The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory (Ungar Publishing, 1986).

Susan R. Brooker-Gross, Landscape and Social Values in Popular Children's Literature: Nancy Drew Mysteries, 80 Journal of Geography 59 (1981).

Rediscovering Nancy Drew (Carolyn Stewart Dyer and Nancy Tillman Romalov eds.; Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995).

Melanie Rehak, Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her (NY: Harcourt, 2005).

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