Nancy Drew is officially getting a spinoff at The CW! Here’s what we know so far about Tom Swift.
According to Deadline, The CW is in the process of developing a series based on the classic book series, Tom Swift.
Word of the new series will likely be of particular interest to fans of the network’s take on Nancy Drew— especially given that the Tom Swift series is meant to work as a spinoff for The CW’s Nancy Drew.
As with the Drew books, Tom Swift hails from the book packaging firm, Statemeyer Syndicate, and was created by Edward Stratemeyer. First published in 1910, Tom Swift focuses on the young titular inventor and how his inventions help him solve mysteries.
The forthcoming CW series is set to feature a Black, gay character in the lead role as Tom— a billionaire inventor who finds himself taking a deep dive into the world of sci-fi conspiracy after his father suddenly disappears.
Nancy Drew co-creators and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are set to spearhead The CW’s Tom Swift adaptation.
Currently, the plan is to introduce Tom in an upcoming episode of Nancy Drew sometime during the crime drama’s forthcoming second season. That means, fans will get the chance to see Tom and Nancy put their heads together in an attempt to solve a supernatural mystery.
While it seems like fans won’t have long to wait before they’re introduce to Tom Swift, there’s currently no word with regards to when we might see the inventor’s new spinoff series debut.