Tom Swift On TVCancelled films
As early as 1914, Edward Stratemeyer proposed making a Tom Swift movie, but no such movie was made. A Tom Swift radio series was proposed in 1946. Two scripts were written, but, for unknown reasons, the series was never produced. Twentieth Century Fox planned a Tom Swift feature movie in 1968, to be directed by Gene Kelly. A script was written and approved, and filming was to have begun during 1969. However, the project was canceled owing to the poor reception of the movies Doctor Dolittle and Star!; a $500,000 airship that had been built as a prop was rumored to have been sold to a midwest amusement park. Yet another movie was planned in 1974, but, again, was cancelled.
Scripts were written for a proposed television series involving both Tom Swift Jr. and his father, the hero of the original book series. A television pilot show for a series to be called The Adventures of Tom Swift was filmed in 1958, featuring Gary Vinson. However, legal problems prevented the pilot's distribution, and it was never broadcast; no copies of the pilot are known to exist, though the pilot script is available. In 1977, Glen A. Larson wrote an unproduced television pilot show entitled "TS, I Love You: The Further Adventures of Tom Swift". This series was to be combined with a Nancy Drew series, a Hardy Boys series, and a Dana Girls series. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were eventually combined into a one-hour program The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries with alternating episodes.
Tom Swift & Linda Craig Mystery Hour
On July 3, 1983 ABC-Television aired a pilot for a new series, the Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour.
The studio's press release, sent to local tv-listings publications, described the program thusly:
ABC placed the pilot in the same time-slot it had formerly used for the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, but the program did not develop into a series.
From IMDb: Linda Craig's grandfather is kidnapped with the intention of ransoming him for Tom Swift's latest invention, a hand-held carbon dater, which would enable the crooks to identify the oldest structure on the grandfather's property and possibly locate a hidden treasure.
The CW Tom Swift Show
Tom Swift appeared in the episode "The Celestial Visitor" from the second season of The CW's Nancy Drew with Tian Richards portraying the character as a Black, gay, billionaire inventor. The episode is a backdoor pilot for a spin-off project titled Tom Swift, in development at The CW. In August 2021, Tom Swift was ordered straight-to-series and will debut Tuesday May 31 2022. In February 2022, Ashleigh Murray joined the cast as Zenzi Fullington
Production companies: CBS Studios, Fake Empire
Series Plot: Follow the adventures of billionaire inventor Tom Swift, who is 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, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him.
Due to extremely low ratings the show was cancelled after one season.
Ep1 - 31 May 2022...And the Liftoff to Saturn - Directed by Anton Cropper
Ep2 7 June 2022 ...And the 4b Curl - Directed by Michael Allowitz
Ep3 14 June 2022 ...And Nine Inches of Danger - Directed by Jeff Byrd
Ep4 21 June 2022 ...And the Chocolate Cowboys - Directed by Clara Aranovich
Ep5 28 June 2022 ...And the Crashed Cotillion - Directed by Ruben Garcia
Ep6 5 July 2022 ...And the Benefits of Bondage - Directed by Bille Woodruff
Ep7 12 July 2022 ...And the Book of Isaac - Directed by Ruba Nadda
Ep8 19 July 2022 ...And His Two Men and a Baby - Directed by J. Miller Tobin
Ep9 26 July 2022 ...And the Night to Remember - Directed by Andi Behring
Ep10 August 2, 2022 ...And the Cost of Forgiveness - Directed by Rose Troche
Cast and Characters
On October 28, 2020, it was announced that The CW was developing a spin-off from their Nancy Drew series titled Tom Swift. The series is based on the book series of the same name and is created and executive produced by Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landau, and Cameron Johnson. The show is set in the "Drew-niverse". On February 8, 2021, it was announced that Ruben Garcia will be directing the pilot episode. On August 30, 2021, The CW had given the production a straight-to-series order and it was expected to debut during the 2021-22 television season. Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Lis Rowinski were also added as executive producers