The CW Pilot Finds Its Nancy Drew In Kennedy McMann, Casts Leah Lewis, Sets Larry Teng To Direct, Melinda Hsu To Run

EXCLUSIVE: New­com­er Kennedy McMann has land­ed the title role in the CW’s unti­tled Nan­cy Drew dra­ma pilot, inspired by the clas­sic mys­ter­ies about the bril­liant young sleuth. (The CW’s Charmed) will co-star in the pilot, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and CBS TV Stu­dios, which has tapped Lar­ry Teng (the CW’s Super­girl) as direc­tor and Melin­da Hsu Tay­lor (The Ce’s The Vam­pire Diaries) as exec­u­tive producer/showrunner.