New Nancy Drew TV Series Takes Place in a Fictional Maine Town
Maine is the setting for a new Nancy Drew TV series debuting Wednesday, October 9 on The CW.
The new series stars Kennedy McMann as the iconic, mystery solving Nancy Drew, a character whose stories have been in print for nearly 90 years. This version of Nancy is and 18-year-old getting ready to go off to college in her fictional hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine.
The poster to promote the series even includes Portland Headlight to set the series clearly in Maine.
The CW's synopsis of the show gives more details on what has happens in Horseshoe Bay, Maine.
Nancy Drew is a brilliant teen detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine -- until her mother's untimely death derails Nancy's college plans. Devastated by her mother's passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can reapply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy's nemesis from high school, George Fan; a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin; Nancy's secret boyfriend, Ned "Nick" Nickerson and amiable burnout Ace. The five of them must team up to clear their own names, encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way.
Nancy Drew isn't the first mystery TV series to take place in Maine. Murder She Wrote starring Angela Landsbury, which ran form 1984 to 1996 on CBS, was set in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, Maine.
In the trailer for the show, there aren't many reference to Maine specifically. Just the coastal setting and the diner where Nancy works serving clam chowder hint at the location, but we'll have to watch Wednesday night on Maine's CW to see just how Maine Nancy Drew is.