‘Nancy Drew’ ends on The CW with fourth and final season

Despite a pleasantly surprising renewal for The CW’s Nancy Drew mystery series, the fourth season, which is currently in production, will be the show’s last. The news was confirmed for Juice Mobile by The CW Network and CBS Studios.

“We are extremely honored and proud to have brought Nancy Drew’s iconic determination, individuality and resilience to life in a years-long collaboration with incredible creative talent in front of the camera, behind the scenes and among our studio and network partners.” showrunners Noga. Landau and Melinda Hsu Taylor said in a joint statement provided to Juice Mobile. “Our hearts are filled with gratitude knowing that we can close this chapter with intentionality, inclusion and kindness and, of course, with plenty of investigative twists, supernatural scares and an ill-fated romance along the way. We are especially grateful to our wonderful community of fans whose connection to our themes and stories has meant the world to us. Season four will be a resounding and worthy reward for your continued love and support.”

Starring Kennedy McMann as the titular detective, The CW’s Nancy Drew brought a decidedly more adult and supernatural bent to the series, making it an instant CW-style classic. With three seasons starting in 2019, Nancy Drew was never a ratings hit, but it seemed to make a difference in streaming. In fact, that was one of the reasons cited for the surprise renewal earlier this year, along with other shows like The Flash. and riverdale which are also wrapping up their upcoming seasons.

“It has been a great pleasure to begin my career as a small part of Nancy Drew’s never-ending legacy,” added Kennedy McMann. “What a privilege to walk in her shoes for so long, to be inspired by her and to grow with her. I wish our amazing fans could feel the heart and passion of our team that has been there on and off the screen, day in and day out since the beginning. You are part of this amazing show as we are. Thank you, thank you, thank you for every drop of passion and kindness you shared with me and each other.”

While no specific reason was given for the cancellation, The CW is at a time of serious change. The network was sold to a company called Nexstar Media Group by previous majority owners Paramount and Warner Bros. Discovery, who had owned the network since 2006. Around the flow created by the sale, as well as some behind-the-scenes turmoil with the other owners, for the first time in its history, The CW saw multiple series cancellations, including a good chunk of the franchise. of long-running superheroes dubbed the Arrow-verse, as the end of the long-running The Vampire Diaries franchise. Add in the recent departure of Mark Pedowitz, the network’s longtime boss, and it looks like the changes won’t end anytime soon.

With Nancy Drew and the other aforementioned series ending their run, the only remaining mainstream dramas from The CW (ignoring reality shows and foreign acquisitions) that could continue beyond the 2022-2023 TV season are All American and spinoff All American Homecomingwalker and spinoff Walker Independencekung. – complete Gotham Knights yet to debut superman and lois Stargirl from DC and supernatural spinoff The Winchesters.

Nancy Drew also stars Scott Wolf, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon and Riley Smith. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Lis Rowinski, Alex Taub, Larry Tend and S. Lily Hui.

The fourth and final season of Nancy Drew will premiere mid-season (i.e. 2023). The exact premiere date and time will be announced at a later date.

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