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ABC Plans Philip Marlowe Series Update

By Garth Franklin Saturday October 19th 2013 10:55AM

ABC is developing a contemporary TV series based on Raymond Chandler's iconic detective character Philip Marlowe.

"Castle" showrunner Andrew Marlowe and one of that show's scribes Terri Edda Miller are co-writing the script. The pair will executive produce with Michael De Luca.

The original hard-boiled, wise-cracking private dick explored the darker side of Los Angeles in cases that were famously complicated. The new take is called a "sexy and stylish" update set in modern times.

Various people have played the character from Dick Powell in the 1940s to Powers Boothe in a 1980s TV series, though the most iconic version remains Humphrey Bogart's take in the stone cold cinema classic "The Big Sleep".

Source: Variety

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