Today we had a ton of Nancy Drew news!
First off, we got the full list of characters who will appear in next month's Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion! Some of the characters we already knew about, such as Soony Joon, Nancy, Bess, and George. The list of international competitors is brand new, though! The Canadian team will feature Justin Bieber and Toronto mayor Rob Ford. The Asian team will feature Jackie Chan and Kim Jong-Un. The European team will feature Harry Potter and Pope Francis.
Second, Carolyn Keene is in talks with NBC to make a Nancy Drew TV series. They're making a number of changes to the books, in order to make them better-suited for television audiences. For example, Nancy's friends Bess and George will be replaced by a pair of wisecracking seven-year-olds. Ned will sing more musical numbers, and the Hardy Boys will always appear topless.
Carolyn Keene also announced vague plans for Nancy Drew crossover books in the future, including Nancy Drew Enters the Hunger Games, Nancy Drew Fights the Walking Dead, and Nancy Drew: 16 and Pregnant.
Finally, Her Interactive announced that they are working on a Hardy Boys game, after recently purchasing the rights to the PC series. Plot details are still under wraps, but rumor has it that Frank and Joe will have to go undercover as a gay couple, in order to stop a homophobic high school bully. The Hardy Boys Come Out of the Closet has a tentative release date of 2016.