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Freddie Prinze Jr. is about to become the father of the most famous teen sleuth in pop culture.

The actor has been cast as Nancy Drew's dad, opposite Kennedy McMann, in The CW's untitled drama pilot based on the classic mystery novels.

The show begins follow Nancy after high school graduation, when a family tragedy delays her departure for college.  Then, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.

Prinze will play Carson Drew, a dynamic attorney who has become estranged from Nancy following the recent death of his beloved wife. He attempts to reconnect with her, but those secrets revealed by Nancy's investigation come between them.

Prinze Jr. wrapped up shooting another pilot as one of the two male leads on CBS' "I Mom So Hard." In recent years, he's done a lot of voice work in "Star Wars Rebels" and "Robot Chicken."