Nancy Drew Spin-Off ‘Tom Swift’: Release Date, Cast, Plot & Streaming Details

Nancy Drew Spin-Off ‘Tom Swift’: Release Date, Cast, Plot & Streaming Details

Nancy Drew fans were actually already aware of the network’s intentions. As early as October 2020, The CW had announced that the project was under development. The new TV series dedicated to the character of Tom Swift is co-created by Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landau and Cameron Johnson, all three also involved as executive producers. Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Lis Rowinski also appear as producers on the project. The Fake Empire, after all, is the studio that also produced the main series dedicated to Nancy Drew, on the air since 2019 and starring Kennedy McMann.


Tom Swift: When Will It Release?

Are you curious to find out the release date of Tom Swift? Unfortunately, The CW has not revealed when the Nancy Drew spin-off TV series is released at the moment. However, as Variety reports, this television product was included in the 2021/2022 schedule. This means that the spin-off could be ready for airing by 2022.

Tom Swift spin-off Nancy Drew: What Is The Plot?

What the TV series Tom Swift is about we tell you right away. According to the first advances reported by Variety, the plot of the Nancy Drew spin-off will mainly focus on the adventures of the millionaire inventor. The TV series is based on novels published starting from 1910, although recently, precisely in 2019, the Simon & Schuster publishing house published a new series entitled Tom Swift.

The protagonist has actually already been presented to fans of Nancy Drew in the mother series, precisely in the episode entitled The Celestial Visitor and aired with the second season. As Variety explains, that episode served not only to introduce the character but also served as a pilot for Tom Swift.


The story follows the boy on a new adventure after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom is catapulted into a world of scientific conspiracies and inexplicable phenomena and, in order to discover the truth, he abandons the facilitated lifestyle he has always been accustomed to. Tom will be on a long quest that will require the support of his brilliant mind.

Tom Swift: Who’s In The Cast?

Let’s find out who is part of the cast of Tom Swift. Speaking of characters and actors, let’s start with the protagonist played by Tian Richards: the latter has already appeared in the second season of Nancy Drew. The actor previously starred in films such as The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and in TV series such as Outcast, Being Mary Jane, The Quad and The Neighborhood.

He was joined by Ashleigh Murray, who many will know for playing the role of Josie McCoy in Riverdale. In this spin-off, she was chosen to play the role of Zenzi Fullerton, Tom’s best friend since childhood.


At the moment we do not know any further details. The showrunners, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, said that Nick will be an important character for Tom. His interpreter is Tunji Kasim. Finally, we do not know if Kennedy McMann, the actress who plays Nancy Drew, will appear in one or more episodes.

Tom Swift: Details On Its Streaming

You may be wondering how many episodes the first season of Tom Swift is made up of. Unfortunately, The CW has not disclosed this detail at the moment. However, we can imagine that it will follow the example of the mother series dedicated to Nancy Drew: the latter, for the first and second seasons, followed a pattern of eighteen episodes. In any case, we await confirmation from the network.

Unfortunately, a Tom Swift video trailer is not yet available. The CW will likely publish this type of content close to the release date of the Nancy Drew spin-off.

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