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CBS Exec on New Nancy Drew: 'I'd Be Open to Any Ethnicity' That's Not White

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Actress Emma Roberts played Nancy Drew in the 2007 movie based on the classic mystery books. (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 03:13 PM

A new "Nancy Drew" television series will feature a non-white actress in the iconic can-do, super-sleuth role, according to The Hollywood Reporter

"She is diverse, that is the way she is written," CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller told the entertainment news outlet. "[She will] not [be] Caucasian. I'd be open to any ethnicity."

THR reports CBS first announced in October its reboot of the indomitable detective series; the classic book series ran from 1930 to 2003.

According to THR, the 21st Century lady-sleuth version will be in her 30s and a detective for the New York Police Department.

The series adds to the girl-power push from network chief Nina Tassler, THR reports. The network debuted its DC Comics superhero character, "Supergirl," last summer.

"We have a lot of new series in development, both series targeted to have full African-American or Latino casts but also many leads that are being developed [as diverse]," Geller said, THR reports.

"We're not casting color blind, we're casting color conscious."

In her time, the Nancy Drew's character has had some influential fans, including Sandra Day O'Connor, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Barbra Streisand, THR reports.

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