'Tom Swift': The CW Drops Trailer For 'Nancy Drew' Spinoff Ahead Of Premiere Later This Month
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'Tom Swift': The CW Drops Trailer For 'Nancy Drew' Spinoff Ahead Of Premiere Later This Month

The premiere of the Nancy Drew spinoff, Tom Swift, is right around the corner and the network has released the first official trailer ahead of its May 31 debut.

Tian Richards starts as the titular character who he portrayed in Season 2 of Nancy Drew.

The new series also stars Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale), Marquise Vilsón (Blindspot), April Parker Jones (Supergirl), and Albert Mwangi (Bump), with LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) as the voice of Barclay, Tom’s AI.

Tom Swift makes history as a rare major series with a Black gay lead.

1. Here's an official description of the series:

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.

2. Check out the official trailer below:

3. Tom Swift is a production 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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