Nancy Drew spin-off coming about a “Black, gay billionaire inventor”

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    The CW has commissioned a spin-off series from its successful Nancy Drew show. The Hollywood Reporter says the channel has handed out a straight to order series for Tom Swift, which will focus on a Black, gay billionaire inventor.

    As a character, Swift, played by Tian Richards, has already appeared in one episode of Nancy Drew. Richards will reprise the role for Tom Swift.

    Like Nancy Drew, Swift first appeared in the early half of the 20th century in a series of novels aimed at kids and young adults. The books were published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, with founder Edward Stratemeyer creating the character (although some of the books were later written by ghostwriters). Originally, he was depicted as white, with no indication he was anything other than heterosexual.

    Speaking previously to TVLine about his casting as Swift for the Nancy Drew show, Richards said, “The original Tom Swift was great for his time and what he represented. At the time, that was the face of young boys, All-American kids full of possibilities. But in 2021, that can look so different. It can look like someone like me — a Black guy who is chocolate, who is queer, who is all those things that we’re told aren’t the normal or the status quo.”

    According to Hollywood Reporter, Swift will find himself “thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him.”

    Richards has previously appeared in the movies Dumplin’ and Burden (both 2018), as well as TV shows The Quad and Being Mary Jane.
     
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    I guess it's true to reality, but I hate that as a black billionaire they have him dressed like an upscale rapper.
     
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    What would you have preferred him dressed as?
     
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    If he's supposed to have that kind of money, I'd rather they lean his fashion more upscale and sophisticated than "urban" and "rap music video."

    Here's a handful of examples:

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    This is another outfit they had him in. I think its okay. Having seen scenes with him, his character to me skews "young trendy gay", which means the outfits kinda fit his character. On a gay hotep level, there is something about his character that is typical.

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    Okay. I feel it. I'll take any of these looks over a business suit. I think someone said a business suit is a symbol of white oppression.

    That someone would be me.
     
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    Lord, the pants in this thread are hella tight...Walking down the street and causing fires.

    I like the first set of fashion. Box 2 and 3 are nice. 3 can be my husband.

    I likenthose jeans in the last image. I'd cop those but where a fitted shirt instead.

    I think I've heard on Nancy Drew books. I never read any of them tho.
     
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    I feel you. Just sat in on a business training where dude tried to say anything less than a suit was not professional. I immediately thought of Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and every tech multi-millionaire/billionaire worth way more that my training host that only wears a suit if forced to (fundraiser, congressional testimony).

    Not going back to suit and tie post-COVID unless forced to. Plenty of ways to make an impression without a silk lynching noose around my neck...
     
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