Friday, March 25, 2022

The CW Sets Premiere Date for New Drama 'Tom Swift' Starring Tian Richards and Ashleigh Murray

The CW has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series Tom Swift starring Tian Richards and Ashleigh Murray.

The Nancy Drew spinoff will premiere on Tuesday, May 31 at 9/8c. following an original episode of Superman & Lois.

As an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, the devilishly charming Tom Swift (Richards) is a man who many men would kill to be, or be with - a man with the world in the palm of his hand. But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to unravel the truth, Tom finds himself fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping him. Tackling this treacherous pursuit armed with his vast intellect, his roguish wit, and an endless supply of designer sneakers, he will also rely on his closest companions: his best friend Zenzi (Murray), whose unabashed and unvarnished candor keeps Tom grounded while she forges a path for herself as a business visionary; his bodyguard Isaac, whose fierce commitment to his chosen family is complicated by his own simmering feelings for Tom; and his AI, Barclay, whose insights and tough love have been a constant throughout Tom's life.

At home, Tom's relationship with his mother, Lorraine, becomes conflicted as she urges him to take his father's place in elite Black society. But unbeknownst to Tom, his mother's request is driven by deep secrets of her own. What's more, the mysterious and dangerous Rowan intersects Tom's path with hidden motivations and undeniable mutual chemistry. While Tom navigates these emotionally charged dynamics, his missions will require his genius and his flair for innovation guided by romance, friendship and the mysteries of the universe yet unsolved.

In addition to Richards and Murray, the drama stars Marquise Vilsón, April Parker Jones and Albert Mwangi, with LeVar Burton as the voice of Barclay.

Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landau and Cameron Johnson created the drama. They executive produce with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Lis Rowinski. CBS Studios and Fake Empire produce.