The creator of “Castle,” Andrew Marlowe, is developing another detective show for ABC — this one not about a writer but a famous literary character.
Marlowe and his wife, “Castle” writer-producer Terri Edda Miller, are developing a show together based on Raymond Chandler’s private eye Philip Marlowe. Producer Michael De Luca (“Captain Phillips”) is also involved.
The new project would bring Marlowe into the 21st century while retaining Chandler’s world-weary edge. Andrew Marlowe and Miller will have plenty of source material on which to draw — Chandler wrote nine novels and several short stories featuring the character.
ABC developed a Marlowe series in 2006-07 that starred Jason O’Mara, but the pilot didn’t make it to series. The character has been featured in numerous movies, most famously “The Big Sleep” with Humphrey Bogart, and a couple of TV series as well. The most recent one was “Philip Marlowe, Private Eye,” which starred Powers Boothe as the title character and aired on HBO in the mid-’80s.