From a media release:
Corus Entertainment’sÂ Nelvana, along withÂ Lambur Productions, announced today that production is underway on a new live-action Canadian original series,Â The Hardy BoysÂ (13x60min). Based onÂ Edward Stratemeyer’sÂ bestselling classic children’s books, the mystery-drama features the principal characters in their teen years. Production for the teen series continues to shoot in theÂ Greater TorontoÂ andÂ HamiltonÂ area untilÂ January 2020.
Slated to premiere on YTV inÂ CanadaÂ and premium streaming platform Hulu in the U.S. next year, the hour-long serialized action-packed series starsÂ an all-Canadian main cast includingÂ James TupperÂ (Big Little Lies) as Hardy boys’ father ‘Fenton Hardy,’Â Rohan CampbellÂ (Mech-X4)Â as ‘Frank Hardy,’ andÂ Alexander ElliotÂ (Detention Adventure) as ‘Joe Hardy.’Â The Hardy BoysÂ joins Hulu’s established library of licensed and original book-to-television adaptations includingÂ The Handmaids Tale, Looking For Alaska, Killing EveÂ andÂ Friday Night Lights.
After the tragic death of their mother,Â Frank Hardy, 16, and his brother Joe, 12, are moved from the big city to their mother’s hometown ofÂ BridgeportÂ for the summer. Their father, Fenton, is convinced his wife Laura’s death was no accident and leaves the boys with their aunt as he chases down a lead. Frank and Joe set out to solve the mystery themselves only to find the secret runs deeper than they could have ever imagined. The task of fitting into their new environment is made even harder when the boys begin to believe their mother’s killer is inÂ BridgeportÂ and suddenly everyone in town is a suspect!
The Hardy BoysÂ is executive produced byÂ Joan Lambur;Â Peter Mohan, who also serves as head writer; andÂ Jason Stone,Â who also serves as lead director.Â Madeleine LamburÂ serves as creative producer andÂ Paula SmithÂ is Supervising Producer. For Corus and Nelvana,Â Kathleen MeekÂ is production executive andÂ Doug Murphy,Â Pam Westman, andÂ Athena GeorgaklisÂ are executive producers.