“Nancy Drew”: will there be a season 4?
Nancy Drew Season 3 has only just ended, but there’s already a question on many fans’ minds: what’s next? The finale ushered in a new chapter in Nancy’s life, and it looks like she still has a lot of stories to tell. Does The CW Feel The Same About Nancy Drew Season 4? Here’s what we know.
[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers for Nancy Drew Season 3 Episode 13, “The Ransom of the Forsaken Soul.”]
The ‘Nancy Drew’ Season 3 Finale Was Full Of Action, Heartbreak And Twists
the Nancy Drew The season 3 finale saw the titular detective (Kennedy McMann) and the Drew Crew race to stop Temperance Hudson (Olivia Taylor Dudley) from bringing about a supernatural apocalypse. Nancy managed to kill Temperance, but Ryan Hudson (Riley Smith) also died that night. And a month after confessing her feelings for Ace (Alex Saxon), Nancy lost him too.
However, in a shocking twist, Temperance appeared to reveal that the aftermath of the battle had all been a hallucination. In reality, Nancy had not yet killed Temperance. Temperance wanted to show the detective what would happen if she did. The witch cursed Nancy, promising to kill Ace (for real this time) if Nancy acted on her feelings for him.
Back in reality, Nancy tricked Temperance and killed her when she didn’t expect it. However, she always avoided her feelings for Ace in order to protect him. Ryan survived, but the Drew Crew eventually broke up.
Nancy opened a detective office, marking a new stage in her life. And she has already had her first case: several bodies have mysteriously disappeared from the cemetery. Will this be the subject of season 4?
Is ‘Nancy Drew’ renewed for season 4?
As of this writing, The CW has yet to renew or cancel. Nancy Drew for Season 4. However, showrunner Melinda Hsu Taylor told Entertainment Weekly that they are “crossing their fingers.”
As for when fans can expect the news, it’s hard to say. The Season 3 renewal announcement came in February 2021. If the network follows a similar schedule, fans may hear it in the coming weeks.
Yes by Nancy Drew ratings and its dedicated fanbase are any indication things are looking positive for Season 4. As TVLine reported, the penultimate episode of Season 3 on January 21 drew 500,000 viewers, largest viewership since season 2. Additionally, hundreds of fans flooded social media with calls for the CW #RenewNancyDrew.
Teased Season 4 Showrunners Will Have ‘Intense Desire’
Although the new season is not official yet, by Nancy Drew the showrunners have already started thinking about what happens next. Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau told EW that one of the main focuses of the new episodes would be Nancy’s feelings for Ace. Will she risk the curse and open up to him? Or will she continue to avoid him? Either way, Ace won’t let Nancy go without an explanation.
“If we’re so lucky, we’ll definitely pick up with Ace wanting to know why Nancy ran away from her apartment like that. His question to her, ‘Are you in trouble?’ going to be the thing on his mind if and when we start season 4,” Hsu Taylor said.
“Season 4 is going to be a season of intense desire for both of them,” Landau added. “It only increases it even more, that’s for sure.”
Fans can catch up Nancy Drew Season 3 on the CW website and app. Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on HBO Max.
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