‘Castle’ creator teams with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ producer for new mystery

The latest -Is “Castle” going to be doing an episode in the near future where Rick gets locked in a dungeon with whips and chains? While that’s probably not going to happen what we are looking at is how the show’s creator Andrew W. Marlowe is teaming with one of the producers behind the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” producers in Michael De Luca (who is probably currently in the fetal position somewhere after the whole Charlie Hunnam fiasco) in an effort to bring a pretty famous literary character to the small screen.

Of course, the irony here is that this particular character is none other than someone with a familiar last name to Andrew: Marlowe. Specifically, we’re talking about Philip Marlowe, an edgy Los Angeles private detective created by Raymond Chandler. It’s not the first time that we have seen ABC try to get into business with this character, but we’ve learned at this point that if there is one person supremely qualified to write about this role, it’s a guy who has done six seasons of the Nathan Fillion drama already.

As of right now, though, this is not a project that is guaranteed by any means to become an actual series. It is merely in development, which means that it may or may not even make it to the pilot phase depending on how the next stage of the process goes. Marlowe is without a doubt a very busy man thanks to his “Castle” gig, which takes up quite a bit of his time given that he is also the primary showrunner on it. However, it’s hardly that crazy that he and his wife, Terri Edda Miller (who will write the pilot with him), could find a way to do this given that so many other showrunners over the years have managed to pull it off without too much trouble.

This is probably a project that we’ll have some more news on in a matter of a few weeks, so be sure to stay tuned for some more news when it comes to that. Meanwhile, be sure to click here if you are curious in getting a deeper look into what is actually coming up on “Castle” Monday night.

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