The CW announced that Tom Swift, the Nancy Drew spinoff is series starring Tian Richards, will premiere on Tuesday 31 May at 9pm.
The Tom Swift character was introduced to the CW’s audiences during Season 2 of Nancy Drew.
Tom Swift (Richards), a brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, is plunged into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after his father mysteriously disappears. While fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him, Tom leaves the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle to unravel the truth.
Ashleigh Murray plays Zenzi, Tom’s best friend, whose unabashed and unvarnished candour keeps him grounded while she forges a path for herself as a business visionary. Marquise Vilsón is his bodyguard Isaac, whose fierce commitment to his chosen family is complicated by his simmering feelings for Tom.
The wonderful LeVar Burton voices Barclay, Tom’s AI, whose insights and tough love have been a constant throughout Tom’s life; Albert Mwangi is the mysterious and dangerous Rowan, who intersects Tom’s path with hidden motivations and undeniable mutual chemistry.
Meanwhile, 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.
The CBS Studios and Fake Empire series was co-created by Nancy Drew EPs Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau and Empire writer Cameron Johnson. They also serve as executive producers and Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Lis Rowinski.