November 2, 2016

From The Hollywood Reporter @THR, News That a Series About the Original For Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe Is In the Works From the CW

Via @THR, news that the CW Network @TheCW is developing a private investigator show called Marlowe  that, although it will be set in 1937, will use stories from today. The premise: the main character is the original for Raymond Chandler's famous fictional PI, Philip Marlowe. Here's an L.A. Times story about Samuel Marlowe, the man who began detective work in twenties L.A.  It looks as if  he was the man on whom Chandler based his fictional sleuth.

Devon Greggory is writing the scripts for the CW series.  More here from The Hollywood Reporter. 

Here are more (big screen) versions of Marlowe, beginning with Dick Powell's interpretation (1944), and not including the iconic Humphrey Bogart version. Check out The Thrilling Detective Marlowe webpage that includes great information about the character here.

I'm going to be watching this story with great interest!

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