Cast, Plot, Streaming Details, and Everything We Know So Far

american author, Edward L. Stratemeyer, wrote many books that have been adapted into binge-worthy mystery shows. First, we got The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, that ran on ABC from 1977 to 1979. Then came 1995 Nancy Drew show and that same year, we got a show for the tough boys. Now, there are currently two shows on the air. The CW Nancy Drew series and hulu the tough boys. With the success of these shows, it’s no surprise that another Stratemeyer adaptation has been chosen and soon, Tom Swift will be hitting our TV screens via The CW.

Tom Swift tells the story of Tom Swift, a billionaire inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth. Tom is thrown into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena when his father mysteriously disappears. Now, Tom must do what he can to uncover the truth as he fights anyone who stands in his way. Tian Richards stars like the titular Tom. Richards had previously been featured in a backdoor pilot as Tom Swift on The CW Season 2 Nancy Drew in an episode titled “The Celestial Visitor”. Tom Swift also stars Marquise Wilson, Ashleigh Murray, April Parker Jones, LeVar Burtonand Albert Mwangi.


Tom Swift was announced on October 28, 2020. The show takes place in Nancy Drew universe and was created by the producers of Nancy Drewslike the, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landauand Cameron Johnson. The trio also serve as executive producers for the show alongside Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savageand Lis Rowinski. Tom Swift will get a unique look at Swift’s character. This time, the character will be queer and is played by a black man, so both his race and his sexuality will be explored in the series.

Are you excited to see this new version of our beloved billionaire inventor? You are lucky. Here’s everything you need to know about Tom Swift from the plot to where you can watch it when it’s released.

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What is Tom Swift’s first season about?

The official synopsis of Tom Swift reads:

“The series follows the serialized adventures of its titular character (Richards), an exceptionally brilliant inventor with limitless resources and unimaginable wealth who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena following the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom hits the road on a quest to uncover the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle as he struggles to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group that is determined to stop him.”

Tom Swift will explore Tom’s life as a queer black billionaire and his estranged relationship with his father. In the backdoor pilot, we got a glimpse of the dynamic between Tom and his father. His father hadn’t fully accepted Tom’s sexuality and didn’t believe Tom was ready to take his place. Tom Swift will further explore that relationship and also explore Tom’s relationship with his mother following the disappearance of his father. She urges Tom to take his father’s place in elite black society and causes conflict between them. Unknown to Tom, his mother’s proposal is caused by his own deep secrets, so there are a lot of mysteries for Tom to uncover on the show.

Watch the trailer for the first season of Tom Swift

The CW released the first trailer for Tom Swift on May 3, 2022.

The network subsequently released two short teasers for the show on May 17, 2022 and May 19, 2022, respectively. All trailers and teasers lead to one thing. Showing Tom’s life as a genius, billionaire and playboy and his life after his father’s disappearance as a person looking for answers while protecting his life.

Tom Swift The first season will premiere on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, and new episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays.

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Where can you stream Tom Swift’s first season?

Tom Swift The first season will premiere on The CW at 9 pm ET/PT on May 31, 2022. The episode will be available to stream June 1 on the CW app and website.

How many episodes will Tom Swift’s first season have?

The CW did not disclose how many episodes Tom Swift will have. But, the show takes place in the “Drew-niverse” and the Nancy Drew The show has 18 episodes in seasons 1 and 2 and 13 episodes in season 3, so we can expect something around that number.

Will Nancy Drew appear in Tom Swift?

While both shows are set on Nancy Drew universe, there has been no confirmation whether Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) will fall for Tom Swift. But if you’re hungry for some Nancy Drewthe show has just been renewed for a fourth season, so stay tuned.

There will be a second season of Tom Swift

The CW did not cancel or renew Tom Swift for one more season, so it’s not certain yet, but as soon as we know that, you’ll be the first to know.

Who are the cast and crew of Tom Swift’s first season?

Tom Swift starring Tian Richards as Tom Swift. Richards is known for his roles in the 2018 comedy musical, Dumplin’ and the 2017 historical drama, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The show also stars LeVar Burton as the voice of Swift’s AI sidekick Barclay. Burton is best known for his role as Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Ashleigh Murray stars as Tom’s best friend Zenzi Fullerton. You may recognize Murray from her role as Josie on the CW show, riverdale and its 2020 spin-off, Katy Keene. April Parker Jones from the Oprah Winfrey Network soap opera, if loving you is wrong, stars in Tom Swift as Tom’s mother, Lorraine Swift. Marquise Wilson (Blind spot) will also appear on the show as Isaac Vega, Tom’s bodyguard

The crew behind Tom Swift is also full of talented people. CBS Studios produced Tom Swift in association with Fake Empire. This is the fifth Fake Empire show that is on the air or still in production. The other shows are Nancy Drew, Gossip Girl, Dynastyand city ​​on fire.


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