Scoop: Castle Creator Developing Philip Marlowe Detective Series for ABC

Philip Marlowe SeriesCastle creator Andrew Marlowe is expanding his detective empire.

Marlowe and wife/Castle writer and consulting producer Terri Edda Miller, along with Michael De Luca (Mob City), are working on an hour-long drama featuring Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe character for ABC.

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Described as “sexy” and “stylish,” the new project follows the wisecracking, private eye in modern-day Los Angeles, “where true love can be more difficult to find than justice.”

The character appears in several of Chandler’s novels, including The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, and has previously appeared on the small screen.

The gumshoe was featured in Philip Marlowe, a 1959 ABC half-hour series; Philip Marlowe: Private Eye, an ITV production, starring Nashville‘s Powers Boothe in the title role, that aired on HBO in the 1980s; a 1995 episode of Showtime’s Fallen Angels, in which Danny Glover (Touch) portrayed the character; and Poodle Springs, a 1998 HBO movie featuring James Caan (Back in the Game) as the P.I.