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CBS' Nancy Drew Pilot: Vanessa Ferlito Joins Cast as 'George'

Graceland and CSI: NY alum Vanessa Ferlito will again carry a badge, as an NYPD detective on CBS’ Nancy Drew pilot.

Penned by Grey’s Anatomy vets Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Drew promises a contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.

Per our sister site Deadline, Ferlito will play “George,” a homicide detective and Nancy’s former partner on the force.

Though Nancy has yet to be cast, the ensemble thus far also includes ER alum Anthony Edwards (as Nancy’s father) and The Following‘s Felix Solis (as a police lieutenant trying to put a difficult past behind him).

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  1. Grace says:

    Awesome casting!! I’m even more excited for this show now.

  2. Jason says:

    The casting has been strong so far. I just wish I could get past the fact that this sounds like a generic cop show where the lead happens to be named Nancy Drew. They could call her Schmancy Frew for all it’s got in common with it’s namesake.

  3. Leo says:

    They should have went with Veronica Mars-ish route, not this generic cop stuff.
    But I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt.

  4. N says:

    i wish they would keep here a teen..i mean working with cops would be cool

  5. Mr. Tran K says:

    I was sad about Graceland getting cancelled.

  6. The plot would be far more interesting if she wouldn’t be working for the NYPD. It could be like a younger version of “Murder, She Wrote” (meets Veronica Mars).

  7. King says:

    She should have never left CSI: NY.,She was awesome on that show.

  8. Annie says:

    Oooo. I like!!

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Vanessa got a new show pilot. She was great on Graceland.

  10. Sasha says:

    I’m going to try and keep an open mind because Nancy Drew was literally my childhood…

  11. marie says:

    How about Erica Durance to play Nancy Drew??? She’s witty and smart and just perfect!

  12. KLS says:

    I actually thought that she would have been great as the new female lead on NCIS, but I guess she wasn’t a big enough name for that show (plus they want a film actress). So I am glad that Vanessa landed this one. Loved her on CSI: NY. Thought she left too soon.

  13. Elise says:

    NO THIS IS AWFUL. This is an insult to true ND fans. I do not support the show at all. Go ahead and do a show like this but do not put it under Nancy Drew because it is in no way related to Nancy Drew.