Los Angeles, March 16 (IANS): American actor Freddie Prinze Jr. has boarded the Nancy Drew pilot that is in the works. He will play Nancys father, Carson Drew, a dynamic attorney.
Carson becomes estranged from Nancy following the death of his wife and his attempts to reconnect run aground when her probe reveals unsettling secrets from his past, reports variety.com.
The show is set in summer after Nancy's high school graduation, with the 18-year-old poised to leave her hometown for college.
When family tragedy holds her back for a year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation -- and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
Prinze Jr. is best known for playing Zack Siler in the 1999 romcom "She's All That" and Ray Bronson in the 1997 slasher flick "I Know What You Did Last Summer". He also played the straight-laced Fred Jones in two live-action "Scooby-Doo" movies in the early 2000s.