'Tom Swift': 'Nancy Drew' Spinoff Starring Tian Richards And Ashleigh Murray Gets Premiere Date At The CW — Here's The First Look
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'Tom Swift': 'Nancy Drew' Spinoff Starring Tian Richards And Ashleigh Murray Gets Premiere Date At The CW — Here's The First Look

The Nancy Drew spinoff Tom Swift has landed a premiere date at The CW. The network has also released a new first-look photo. The show will debut on May 31 at 9 p.m. following a Superman & Lois lead-in.

Tian Richards plays the titular character that he portrayed first in an episode of Nancy Drew.

The series also stars Ashleigh Murray, Marquise Vilsón, April Parker Jones and Albert Mwangi, with LeVar Burton as the voice of Barclay, Tom’s AI. Tom Swift makes history as a rare major series with a Black gay lead.

Here's the official description:

As an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, the devilishly charming Tom Swift (Tian Richards) is a man who many men would kill to be, or be with – a man with the world in the palm of his hand. But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to unravel the truth, Tom finds himself fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping him. Tackling this treacherous pursuit armed with his vast intellect, his roguish wit, and an endless supply of designer sneakers, he will also rely on his closest companions: his best friend Zenzi (Ashleigh Murray), whose unabashed and unvarnished candor keeps Tom grounded while she forges a path for herself as a business visionary; his bodyguard Isaac (Marquise Vilsón), whose fierce commitment to his chosen family is complicated by his own simmering feelings for Tom; and his AI, Barclay (voiced by LeVar Burton), whose insights and tough love have been a constant throughout Tom’s life.
At home, Tom’s relationship with his mother Lorraine (April Parker Jones) becomes conflicted as she urges him to take his father’s place in elite Black society. But unbeknownst to Tom, his mother’s request is driven by deep secrets of her own. What’s more, the mysterious and dangerous Rowan (Albert Mwangi) intersects Tom’s path with hidden motivations and undeniable mutual chemistry. While Tom navigates these emotionally charged dynamics, his missions will require his genius and his flair for innovation guided by romance, friendship and the mysteries of the universe yet unsolved.

Tom Swift is a roduction of CBS Studios in association with Fake Empire. 

The series is co-created Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landau and Cameron Johnson, who also serve as executive producers along with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Lis Rowinski.

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