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Tom Swift Premiere Date Announced for May on CW

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BY March 27, 2022

Why, it seems like it was just yesterday that we were talking about the Tom Swift premiere date. Actually, it was a few days ago. Specifically, we were talking about how The CW has not yet renewed the show for a second season. As I explained, though, that seems like the cart is surging past the horse, as the show hasn’t even aired one episode. So when will Tom Swift hit our airwaves? Turns out it’s this spring…ish.

What Is Tom Swift Again?

Now if you’re reading this and mumbling, “Salome, you’re saying these words like I know what Tom Swift is,” then that’s okay. While Tom Swift hasn’t had its premiere date yet, he’s made an appearance on TV. However, it’s just one episode of one show, so if you don’t watch Nancy Drew, then you might have missed it.

Tom Swift premiere date image via The CW

And if you didn’t read Nancy Drew (or the Hardy Boys), then you might not know that Tom Swift is of their ilk. That is to say, the character Tom Swift was also a creation of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. However, while the other characters are detectives, Swift was kind of a proto-Tony Stark. A teenage genius, he uses his futuristic inventions to solve issues or sometimes mysteries.

Tom Swift the TV character made his debut on an episode of Nancy Drew, “The Celestial Visitor,” that served as a backdoor pilot for the show. With that episode, we got a good idea of what the character was like–whipsmart, yes, but also very cool and a little flashy. They also updated the lore for modern times. To that end, they changed book Swift’s (human) friend Bud Barclay to Barclay the AI assistant. (As he did in the Nancy Drew episode, LeVar Burton will continue to voice the role.)

Tom Swift Premiere Date Will See Him Follow CW Hit Show

tom swift premiere date image via The CW

As the show begins, Swift is still that guy–a brilliant and charming rogue on top of the world. However, according to the official plot description, “But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to unravel the truth, Tom finds himself fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping him.”

Tian Richards will resume his role as Swift. Joining the show are Ashleigh Murray as Swift’s best friend Zenzi and April Parker Jones as his mom Lorraine. In addition, Marquise Vilsón will play bodyguard Isaac. Albert Mwangi is also in the cast, playing “the mysterious and dangerous Rowan.” He “intersects Tom’s path with hidden motivations and undeniable mutual chemistry.” We still don’t know, though, who will be playing the missing Papa Swift.

We do know, however, when Tom Swift will air. The premiere date is set for May 31. That’s right after Superman & Lois, by the way. I’m sure the network is hoping that that show’s viewers will stick around to check out Tom Swift.

Will you be there for the Tom Swift premiere date? Tell us your thoughts in these comments or on our social media.

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at [email protected]


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