A&E Network has ordered a new non-fiction series from Critical Content.
The Lowe Files will follow Rob Lowe and his two sons, Matthew and John Owen, as they travel the country, exploring unsolved mysteries.
In each of The Lowe Files‘ nine episodes, the Lowe boys will seek out a mysterious story or legend and immerse themselves in the exploration and debate of the experience. While fun in spirit, the Lowes will conduct scientific investigations, meeting with top experts, using high-tech monitoring equipment, and taking in-depth training courses.
Some of their missions include: exploring an alien base located 2,000 feet underwater off the coast of Malibu, CA; working with a renowned shaman at Preston Castle, an abandoned boys reformatory, in hopes of connecting with spirits; and training with a top-secret government operative in methods of “remote viewing” — a challenge to identify images from great distances.
But for Rob, the ultimate goal is to create lasting memories with his two beloved sons, who are on the verge of adulthood.
“Watching Rob, Matthew and John Owen take this awesome adventure together, something that has long been a part of their family narrative, is the kind of organic programming that our viewers respond to best,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive VP and head of programming with A&E Network, in a statement. “Their explorations will certainly lead them to dynamic and exciting places, but a nostalgic journey for a father and his sons is what’s at the heart of the series’ underlying mission.”
The Lowe Files is produced for A&E Network by Critical Content. Executive producers for Critical Content are Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, Brad Bishop and Douglas McCallie. Rob Lowe serves as executive producer. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky and Devon Hammonds.