Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Debra Monk rounds out the cast of Drew, CBS’ drama pilot based on the Nancy Drew character from the classic mystery book series. Written by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan and directed by James Strong, Drew is described as a contemporary take on the character, with Nancy (Sarah Shahi), now in her 30s, working as a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.
Monk will play one of the main characters in the books, Hannah Gruen, the Drew family’s trusted cook/housekeeper who served as a surrogate mom for Nancy following the death of her mom, an ally, shoulder to cry on and disciplinarian. With Nancy all grown up and out of the house, Hannah went back to school, trained to be a paralegal, and now is the right hand of Nancy’s dad Carson (Anthony Edwards) in his law practice.
Monk, who won an Emmy for her guest-starring turn on NYPD Blue and a Tony for Redwood Curtain, has been recurring on Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning comedy Mozart In The Jungle.