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".