Rob Bowman ("The X-Files") has signed to direct the ABC pilot "Castle," reports Variety.
"Castle," from ABC Studios and Armyan Bernstein's Beacon Television, centers on a horror novelist who consults for the NYPD. Andrew Marlowe wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Bernstein and Laurie Zaks.
Bowman has worked on a number of ABC series in recent years, including "Day Break" and "Night Stalker." He directed dozens of "X-Files" episodes as well as the 1998 "X-Files" feature.