Rob Lowe is teaming with writer Alison Cross (“Commander in Chief”) to develop an hourlong procedural cop drama to ABC.
The actor, who’s officially joining the cast of ABC’s hit “Brothers and Sisters” next month after an extended guest turn last season, will co-create the series with Cross. She’ll write the pilot script, and they’ll both serve as executive producers.
The untitled project, from ABC Studios, will delve into the shadowy world of stalkers, focusing on the anti-stalking unit of the Los Angeles Police Dept.
Lowe said each episode of the potential series will follow the female head of the stalking unit and her two deputies as they race to capture the stalker before an even more serious crime takes place.
In addition to the TV idea, Lowe is also partnered with producer Gavin Polone’s Pariah on a feature project. Dubbed Telethon: An Evening for Bhutan, the film is a comedy about “a pretentious, self-important celebrity telethon that turns into an unmitigated disaster,” Lowe said.
Lowe co-wrote the script for “Telethon” with former “Saturday Night Live” writer Hugh Fink. The duo worked together several times when Lowe guest-hosted “SNL.”