It seems that the mysteries are about to come an end as Nancy Drew will end with season 4 on The CW.
It has been announced that Nancy Drew season 4 shall be the last. The season is currently in production and is set to debut in the mid-season, though no firm date has been announced.
According to Deadline, discussions began months ago while Mark Pedowitz was still CEO of the company, and before the Nexstar acquisition was completed.
Showrunners Noga Landau and Melinda Hsu Taylor said, “We are so honored and proud to have brought Nancy Drew’s iconic determination, individuality and resilience to life in a years-long collaboration with incredible creative talents in front of the camera, behind the scenes and among our studio and network partners. Our hearts are full of gratitude, knowing that we are able to bring this chapter to a close with intentionality, inclusivity and kindness — and of course with plenty of sleuthing twists, supernatural scares and star-crossed romance along the way. We are especially indebted to our wonderful fan community, whose connection with our themes and stories has meant the world to us. Season 4 will be a worthy and resonant payoff for their continued love and support.”
Series star Kennedy McMann said of the announcement, “It has been the greatest pleasure to begin my career as one small part of Nancy Drew’s endless legacy. What a privilege to walk in her shoes for as long as I have, to be inspired by her and to grow with her. I wish our incredible fans could feel the heart and passion of our crew that has been ever-present on and off screen, day in and day out since the very beginning. You are every bit a part of this incredible show as we are. Thank you, thank you, thank you for every ounce of passion and kindness you have shared with me and with each other.”
The decision to close down The Claw in Horseshoe Bay isn’t too surprising. Drama series get more expensive for networks with each successive season as raises are built into the contracts. Nexstar is looking for cheaper programming since it took over the company, and ending series such as Nancy Drew, Riverdale, and The Flash all make financial sense. This will leave All American as the only drama on The CW older than three years.