Hourlong drama "Marlowe" -- one of three scripts Bailey has set up at the Alphabet this season via the LivePlanet banner -- would be a present-day procedural crime drama with noir aspects and set in Los Angeles.
Touchstone Television, which has an overall deal with Bailey, will produce if the project goes to pilot.
Bailey said "Marlowe" will be "a detective show, but very much a character-based one.
"He's a guy who can travel in the highest echelons of power and the darkest and dirtiest corners of the city," he added, noting the new Marlowe will still "get his ass kicked every once in a while."
As of now, there are no plans to use any of Chandler's Marlowe books ("The Big Sleep," et al.) as source material for storylines.
Still, "You can expect to see your femme fatales and very wealthy individuals," Bailey said...wrote an article about ABC pulling another neo-noir, Daybreak.