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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).