Philip Marlowe novels are being developed for TV(Read article summary)
'Castle' creator Andrew Marlowe is working with ABC to create a TV adaptation based on the character by Raymond Chandler.
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TV may be getting a new detective.
ABC is working with the showrunner and creator of the drama â€śCastle,â€ť Andrew Marlowe, to develop a TV program based on Raymond Chandlerâ€™s Philip Marlowe stories. The character of Marlowe first appeared by name in Chandlerâ€™s 1939 novel â€śThe Big Sleepâ€ť and was played perhaps most famously by Humphrey Bogart for the 1946 film adaptation of â€śSleep.â€ť Actors Elliott Gould and Robert Mitchum also portrayed the detective.
Marlowe was the center of television adaptations briefly on ABC between 1959 and 1960 in the program â€śPhilip Marloweâ€ť and in the British series â€śPhilip Marlowe, Private Eye,â€ť which aired in the UK and the US between 1983 and 1986, among other versions.
According to ABC, the new show will be â€śa smart, sexy and stylish update of Chandlerâ€™s character which follows the investigations of wisecracking, edgy, and rugged private detective Philip Marlowe as he navigates the morally complicated world of todayâ€™s Los Angeles â€“ where the bright California sun casts long and dangerous shadows â€¦ and where true love can be more difficult to find than justice.â€ť
As noted by Deadline, ABC tried to create a TV show based around Marlowe in 2006, but the show only filmed a pilot that never aired.