Nancy Drew is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self comes from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine - until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans.
This detective series starts on M-Net at 20:30 on Saturday July 31.
Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan; a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin; Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson, and amiable burnout Ace.
The five of them must team up to clear their own names - encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancy’s reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew.
And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl.
Whether the ghost is here to help or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes.
On the box
Friday July 23: It’s time for the world’s biggest spectacle! Tune into the opening of the Olympic Games for stadium theatre, without any spectators. Chad le Clos will carry the SA flag. Supersport/SABC3, 13:00.
Saturday July 24: Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark in Iron Man 3. etv, 20:00.
Sunday July 25: New SA crime series Reyka pictures a criminal profiler investigating a string of murders. M-Net, 20:00.
Monday July 26: Unusual British crime series Father Brown shows an attack on a guide during the opening of Pryde Castle. BBC Brit on DStv, 21:00.
Tuesday July 27: The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency investigates the case of a missing husband. SABC2, 21:30.
Wednesday July 28: Twelve amateur bakers gather for The Great Kenyan Bake Off. BBC Lifestyle on DStv, 20:00.
Thursday July 29: Vance seeks a clue that may unlock the mystery of Flight 828 in Manifest. M-Net, 20:40.
Friday July 30: Bernard and Huey is a comedy about two old friends who reunite after 25 years and the women who complicate their lives. M-Net Movies 1 on DStv, 20:00.
Saturday July 31: Zoey returns to find everything different in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. M-Net, 19:30.
Sunday August 1: A home-schooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her in the movie Run. M-Net, 21:05.