The CW's 'Nancy Drew' Finds Its Leading Lady in Newcomer Kennedy McMann

Beating a group of hopefuls for the role, the former Carnegie Mellon School of Drama student calls her casting 'an absolutely incomprehensible dream come true.'

AceShowbiz - Newcomer Kennedy McMann has landed the coveted role of teen detective Nancy Drew in a new TV series.

The former Carnegie Mellon School of Drama student has beaten out a group of hopefuls to tackle the literary sleuth, created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer as the female counterpart to his Hardy Boys series.

She will team up with Leah Lewis for the untitled new CW series, which will be directed by Larry Teng.

"The 12-year-old girl in me hogging the family computer playing Nancy Drew computer games and living out fantasies in her head about solving mysteries has been crying tears of joy for the past three days," Kennedy shared on Instagram. "An absolutely incomprehensible dream come true. Here we go, Nancy."

It star Sophia Lillis and Emma Roberts are among the actresses who have portrayed Nancy Drew onscreen in the past.

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